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Case filed against comedian Sugandha Mishra for violating COVID protocols at her wedding

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Within days of getting married, comedian couple Sugandha Mishra and Sanket Bhosale are in trouble. The Punjab Police has registered a case against Sugandha for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government during her wedding.

Notably, the couple got married on April 26 at a resort in Phagwara in Punjab, and pictures from the wedding function had gone viral on social media.

According to the deputy superintendent of police Paramjit Singh, a case has been registered against Sugandha Mishra, the bridegroom’s side, the owner of the resort as well as guests who attended the marriage ceremony on Wednesday night. The case has been registered after a video of the marriage that showed a large gathering of people at the wedding in contravention of COVID norms went viral.

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Singh added that the case has been registered under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servants and relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act. While Sanket is from Maharashtra, Sugandha belongs to Jalandhar. Both had featured in the popular TV show hosted by ace comedian Kapil Sharma.

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Police said that investigation is going on in the case and no arrests have been made.

COVID-19 situation in Punjab

The COVID-19 situation in Punjab has aggravated in the past few weeks with over 4.07 lakh people testing positive for COVID-19 so far. Out of it, 7,953 people tested positive for the viral infection on Wednesday.

There are over 63,000 active cases of the viral infection in the state, which is increasing with each passing day. Over 3.34 lakh people have defeated the viral infection after availing treatment and over 9,825 people succumbed to it. Of it, 180 people died on Wednesday.

The government has imposed several restrictions to break the chain of infection including curfews and guest restrictions at marriages and funerals.

 

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