Patiala Police has filed the first FIR against a person for not wearing a mask in hotel party and uploading the pics on Social media site Facebook, under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which the Govt uses against those who violate lockdown rules under the Epidemic Diseases Act.
The Patiala Police has intensified its campaign against those found without a mask, especially in view of the fact that the city is opening up & restrictions on several activities are being eased. Officials stated wearing a mask & maintaining social distancing are vital to curbing virus spread, hence, they have been strictly enforcing it.
According to the information,the Police official on surfing Facebook found that one Patiala boy has uploaded party pics on Facebook without mask and violating social distance norms.
Acting strictly to the violations,FIR under IPC 188 IPC & 51 DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT 2005 has registered in Kotwali Patiala.