Rajasthan Government handed over a fine of Rs 6,26,600 on a groom’s father for violating the coronavirus norms by organising a lavish wedding in Bhilwara. While the limit of gathering in marriages has been limited to 50, 250 people were invited out of which 15 contracted with the novel virus while the groom’s grandfather died due to the pandemic.
Rajendra Bhatt, Collector, Bhilwara, said that around 58 people have been quarantined. According to the information, the invitees had violated the norms like wearing of face masks, social distancing, cleanliness, and no use of sanitisers.
Meanwhile, an FIR was lodged against the groom’s father, Gheesulal Rathi, on Saturday, Bhatt said. It has been lodged under the Rajasthan Epidemic Disease Act, 1957, and National Disaster Management Act.
Reportedly, Rathi had sought permission for 50 people for his son’s wedding at Bhadada Mohalla in Bhilwara while 250 guests attended the event.
Rajasthan has so far reported a total of 17,271 cases out of which 3,261 are active cases while 13,611 have been cured and discharged while 399 people have succumbed to the pandemic so far.