Violation of Covid protocol: State AAP chief, 5 workers held while meeting Surat diamond traders

Gujarat Aam Aadmi Party state president Gopal Italia and 5 different occasion workers had been arrested by Surat police from Mahidharpura space after they had been meeting diamond retailers on Wednesday afternoon for not following social distancing norms.

The six leaders had been launched on bail within the night.

Italia on Wednesday afternoon posted a message on his official Facebook web page stating that he’s going to go to Mahidharpura diamond market space to satisfy the diamond traders to get particulars of the alleged corruption within the upcoming project of Surat diamond bourse at Khajod space. Italia claimed that he had acquired complaints from the diamond traders about such a “scam”.

When Italia and different occasion workers had been on their method to the diamond market, the police crew from Mahidharpura police station stopped them.

A big quantity of folks gathered on the spot. Gopal and the occasion workers chanted Ram Dhun at Mahidharpura hira bazaar. The police crew then took Italia and others to the police station.

Mahidharpura police registered offences in opposition to Gopal Italia and 5 others below IPC part 188 and part 51 of Disaster Management Act and Gujarat Police Act Section 135.

The 5 different arrested workers are recognized as Kanubhai Gheria, Sanjay Suhagiya, Nitin Dhameliya, Dhaval Akbari and Ashok Godhani, all residents of Varachha space in Surat. Later within the night, they had been launched on bail.

“We have received complaints about corruption in the Surat diamond bourse project. So we decided to meet the diamond merchants to get more details from them. I had already put a post on Facebook and people who wanted to meet me gathered at the market area. I have not organized any public meeting. We have not stuck banners of AAP in the Mahidharpura area,” Italia instructed The Indian Express.

After a video of the police arresting the AAP workers surfaced on social media, Delhi Chief Minister and occasion’s nationwide chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted saying that in Gujarat, the BJP and Congress had been doing “friendly politics”, and for the primary time “somebody had come to challenge them.”

Mahidharpura police inspector R Okay Dhulia mentioned, “The AAP leaders had not maintained social distancing, violating the police commissioner’s notification and were carrying out meeting with the diamond traders. We came to know that they were campaigning for the party. We first asked them not to continue such activities and leave the spot, but they sat on the road and started chanting Ram Dhun. Large number of people gathered at the spot. So we brought them to police station and an offence was registered against them. They were released on bail in the evening.”


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