Two booked for violation of lockdown restrictions in H.P

Mandi: Police on Wednesday booked two people for the violation of the lockdown restrictions by holding a havan at a temple in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district. All social and religious gatherings in Himachal Pradesh are banned since March 24 to check the spread of COVID-19. Mandi SP Gurdev Sharma said Chaina Ram and Duni Chand were booked under Sections 34, 189 and 269 of the IPC for holding the havan at Paddar’s Shiv Mandir. A few days ago, the Mandi police registered a case against the host of a Bhagwad katha, priest and those who attended it at Dharmpur. The SP said the Mandi police have registered 30 cases for various violations during the lockdown beside impounding 25 vehicles.