Police in Srinagar, the capital city of Kashmir, have booked a man for violating COVID-19 guidelines by assembling a large number of guests in a marriage ceremony at his house.
"On 09/09/2020 at about 2230hrs, sounds of some huge bangs were heard from the Solina Payeen area which created panic in the vicinity. People of the area called PS Shergarhi for curbing the nuisance in the area," said a police spokesman.
Preliminary enquiry, he said, revealed that the blast like sound in the area that created panic was due to the bursting of firecrackers in a marriage ceremony in the house of a resident of Solina Payeen.
"The owner of the house has violated the orders of District Magistrate Srinagar and also gathered a large number of invitees at his house which is a clear violation of COVID-19 SOP and thereby endangering the lives of others," read a statement.
Accordingly, a case FIR No. 45/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Shergarhi and investigation into the matter has been initiated, it added further.