The Moradabad Police have booked six bar-dancers from Mira Road for allegedly creating ruckus at a quarantine centre there and were demanding liquor from health workers.
The bar dancers and their associates are said to be from Mira Road. The video went viral on social media. One week ago, 72 persons went from Mira Road to Moradabad in a truck. They have been quarantined at the place. Out of these, 5 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19. Out of the 72 persons, 12 are children, 20 are men and 40 are women.
The health workers at the centre said that the accused started dancing after their demand for beer was not met. The bar dancers and their allies also asked the health officials to let them go home.
However, the health workers tried to explain to the bar dancers that they cannot be allowed to return home until their test reports arrive and the quarantine period is over.
According to Additional Superintendent of Police (Addl. SP) Deepak Bhuker to one of the agency, the bar dancers with their associates arrived in Moradabad in a truck from Mira Road in Thane district of Maharashtra. The police confiscated the truck and registered an FIR against the owner.
They were booked under section 147 (rioting), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 352 (punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation), 504 (intentional insults), 188 (disobedience of order duly promulgated by public servant) and 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
This is second incidents
This is the second episode of a quarantine centre witnessing fracas. Earlier, migrant workers were seen enjoying a dance performance reportedly at a quarantine centre. The video went viral on Social media. Incidentally, the video was reportedly from Karrakh village in Bihar’s Samastipur district.