A case has been registered towards former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, three Congress legislators and 150 others for allegedly violating coronavirus tips and holding a protest in Haridwar district, police stated on Monday.
Mr Rawat led a bullock cart rally from Dhandera to Landhaura close to Roorkee on Independence Day to lift the difficulty of dilapidated situation of roads, particularly NH-58 that hyperlinks Uttarakhand with Delhi.
He was accompanied by Bhagwanpur MLA Mamta Rakesh, Manglaur MLA Qazi Nizamuddin and Kaliyar MLA Furkan Ahmad.
Numerous folks had gathered for the rally violating social distancing norms and COVID-19 tips, Senior Superintendent of Police Senthil Avudai Krishna Raj stated.
They’ve been charged underneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code, and likewise the Catastrophe Administration Act, the SSP stated.
In Dehradun, BJP state president Bansidhar Bhagat criticised the previous chief minister for “risking the lives of individuals simply to seize the eye of the media”.