Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh Police has charged RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary and over 5,000 others who attended a significant farmers’ assembly in Aligarh district two days in the past beneath the Epidemic Illnesses Act for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols.
The FIR, lodged round 9:30 pm on Tuesday, names solely 22 people, together with Jayant Chaudhary, whereas the others are unnamed.
Round 5 to 6 thousand individuals have been attending the farmers’ mahapanchayat in protest towards three new central farm legal guidelines the place RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary additionally got here and assist raised for (BKU chief) Rakesh Tikait within the occasion presided by Chaudhary Raj Singh, the FIR said.
The occasion was held amid COVID-19 pandemic with members in attendance with out face masks, not adhering to social distancing guidelines and in violation of CrPC 144 orders, it added.
Attaching a news report in regards to the FIR on round 5,000 individuals, Mr Chaudhary on Thursday morning tweeted, Baba can inform us when and the place ought to I come to be arrested, in a veiled reference to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The FIR has been lodged beneath Indian Penal Code sections sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (unlawfully or negligently spreading an infection of any illness harmful to life), 270 (malignant act more likely to unfold an infection of illness harmful to life) and beneath part three of the Epidemic Illnesses Act.
These booked have additionally been charged with rioting beneath part 147 of the IPC, the FIR lodged over grievance by a neighborhood sub-inspector on the Gonda police station in Aligarh said.
The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has been holding a sequence of conferences with the farmers in UP and is scheduled to have such occasions until February finish in a bid to achieve out to the individuals over the three contentious central agri-marketing legal guidelines enacted final September.
1000’s of farmers are encamped at Delhi’s border factors at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since November finish with a requirement that the Centre repeal these legal guidelines and make a brand new one to ensure minimal assist worth for crops.
The federal government, which has held 11 rounds of talks with the protesting farmers unions, has maintained the legal guidelines are pro-farmer.
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