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15 Detained in Delhi for Posters Criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi | India News


NEW DELHI: At least 15 people were arrested and multiple FIRs were housed in various parts of the capital after posters criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the Covid-19 immunization program were plastered across the city.
Signs that read “Modiji Vaccine smoke bachon ki videsh kyu bhej diya (PM, why did you send our children’s vaccines to foreign countries?)” Were posted in various parts of the city, they said.
Police were alerted to the presence of posters Thursday evening, after which senior Delhi police officers were alerted. The police have registered 17 FIRs so far under sections 188 (disobedience to a duly promulgated order by the civil servant) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections including section 3 of the Prevention of Destruction Act. of Property in various districts of the Delhi Police, officials said.
A senior police officer said: “More FIRs are likely to be registered if more complaints are received about it. As of now, an investigation is underway to determine on whose behalf these posters were being posted on various places in the city and, consequently, further action will be taken in this regard. ”
In giving details, the police said that three FIRs were registered in northeast Delhi and that two people were arrested from there. Three FIRs were registered in the west and another three FIRs on the outskirts of Delhi, they added.
Two FIRs were registered in the city center and four people were arrested. Two FIRs were registered in Rohini and two people were arrested, while one FIR was registered in East Delhi and four people were arrested. An FIR was registered in Dwarka and two people were arrested, police said.
An FIR was registered in North Delhi and one person was arrested. He claimed that they gave him 500 rupees to put up these posters, they said. Another case was recorded in Shahadra in which the police recovered CCTV footage of the incident and are trying to catch the person involved in the act, police added.
(With PTI inputs)

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