The state government has only permitted a total of 50 people at weddings. However, on probing, the police found that this family had invited over 60 to 70 people.
Pune: In a bizarre case, the Pune rural police have registered a case against the relatives of a bride for allegedly violating social distancing norms during the wedding.
As the outbreak occurred during the wedding season, marriages were allowed to take place in the presence of 50 people, keeping in mind the proper social distancing norms.
The incident took place on Friday around noon, in a wedding arranged at Shrikrishan Veg Treat hotel situated in Wadgoan Maval area. In this regard, a First Information Report (FIR) has been filed by Police constable S P Ghotekar at Wadgoan Maval police station which falls under the jurisdiction of Pune rural jurisdiction.
According to police, "The wedding permission was procured by the bride's family, and as per the mandate of the state the government, we had informed them specifically to let only 50 people attend the wedding, based on which we had given permission. But when our staff went to check and inspect the wedding, they found more than 60-70 people attending the wedding and we found that no one was following social distancing norms.'
He added, "Based on this, a criminal case has been registered with us against the bride's uncle, Rahul Ragunath Warghade, and Hotel manager Akash Anil Raut."