Covid rule violation: Five ordered to sit in Mumbai court for the entire day
The Esplanade magistrate court ordered five persons, including two college students, to sit in the court the entire day for violating norms related to the coronavirus-induced lockdown in Mumbai. The court also asked each of them to pay a fine of Rs 1,000. In all the cases, the judgments were passed last week after the accused pleaded guilty.
The complainant was a senior inspector from Cuff Parade police station. The cases are from a period between April and June last year.
Metropolitan Magistrate AV Kulkarni found all the five guilty of offences under the National Disaster Management Act, which was invoked following the Covid-19 outbreak earlier last year.
Among those convicted was a person named Sagar Shyamlal Thakur, who works as a housekeeper at a private company in South Mumbai.