Members of the housing society arrested by the Samosa party in Mumbai | Mumbai News
The police have reserved unknown members of the Kukreja Palace to organize the samosa party.
MUMBAI: The party at the time of the blockade that violates the rules of social distancing could put you in jail.
Pant Nagar police in Ghatkopar have booked several members and arrested two people from a Vallabh Lane housing complex for having music and samosa party and violating the closing rules on Monday.
The police have reserved unknown members of the Kukreja Palace to organize the samosa party. Deputy Police Commissioner (Zone 7) Paramjit Dahiya said police arrested the president and a member of the society.
The police have invoked the IPC sections of 188 and 269 of Disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant and a negligent act that is likely to spread the infection of a life-threatening disease, respectively.
Interestingly, this is the same building where BJP MLA Prakash Mehta is staying and some people say that the FIR is politically motivated. Mehta, who had six years of MLA from the Ghatkopar constituency, was denied the fine and the BJP chose Parag Shah instead.
The video of the social gathering went viral in Ghatkopar on Monday, where 20 to 30 people are seen gathering under the Kukreja Palace complex and eating samosa.
“While you see a person playing the guitar with a microphone, a loudspeaker and another person distributing samosas on the plate and chutney to the gathered people. The women are also seen in the image. While some wear masks, others do not.” A Pant Nagar police officer.
The party was probably held on Monday afternoon and as soon as the video went viral, Pant Nagar police registered an FIR and informed the society that a crime had been registered. “We have started an investigation and will soon call the party organizer,” added an official.