The police have booked four people in connection with the balrathyatra that was taken out in the city on Monday. The organisers were booked for violation of government notifications but got immediate b ail from the police station itself.
A video of a Rathyatra taken out by children in Ahmedabad had gone viral on Monday forcing the police to hunt for the organisers. The Rathyatra taken out by children was a small one, but a crowd soon gathered around and social distancing went for a toss. The balrathyatra began from Shahpur area near RC Technical and went upto to Sadumatani pol in the old city area.
It should be noted that the Gujarat high court has stayed the annual Rathyatra this year and the temple authorities have decided to ensure the yatra is taken out only in the temple premises. The 143rd Rathyatra in Ahmedabad which usually lasted for the entire day ended for the first time within 10 minutes as it was restricted to the temple premises.