FIR against BJP activists for violating lockdown restrictions in JK”s Ramban

BANIHAL/ JAMMU, Jun 13 (Agencies): An FIR has been filed against BJP activists for allegedly organising a meeting in violation of lockdown restrictions in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Several BJP activists, including a ”mandal” (unit) president and the district general secretary, were booked under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant) at Banihal police station on Friday, they said.

A police official said the activists organised a public meeting at Gugthal-Doolgam in violation of the restrictions in force to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar national highway is the only district in Jammu region which falls in the “red zone”, having recorded a total of 193 coronavirus cases.

While 37 patients have recovered, 156 others are still under treatment.

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