Kolkata: Around 200 booked for violating Covid-19 safety protocols on New Year’s Eve – kolkata

More than 500 folks had been booked by the Kolkata Police on New Year’s Eve for numerous causes, together with violation of safety protocols for Covid-19.

“While 194 persons were booked for not wearing masks and spitting on the road, another 325 were booked for disorderly conduct till around 11pm,” mentioned a senior officer of Kolkata Police.

On December 25 too, the town police had booked round 558 individuals for comparable causes. Around 223 had been booked for not carrying masks and spitting on the roads.

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The Kolkata Police had put in place measures and had deployed extra personnel on the bottom to make sure that safety protocols had been maintained after the Calcutta High Court directed the state administration to make sure that there was no massive gathering wherever.

Even although no restrictions akin to evening curbs had been imposed, the state well being division got here up with a sequence of Dos and Don’ts for the New Year celebrations.

“People were advised to wear masks and use sanitiser after touching objects on public places, avoid partying in closed places and cultural programmes to avoid crowds and not to burn firecrackers,” mentioned a senior well being official.

Authorities had been directed to make sure that no individual enters buying malls and different public areas and not using a masks, to put in self-allotting sanitiser and put up extra counters to forestall lengthy queues.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier directed authorities officers to stay ready for a brand new pressure of Covid-19 which has surfaced within the UK and some different European international locations.

At least one individual in Kolkata has been detected to be contaminated with the brand new Covid-19 pressure, that has surfaced within the UK. He is presently admitted in a state-run hospital.

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Vijayvargiya and Tejasvi among leaders booked for Siliguri clash – kolkata

The West Bengal Police on Wednesday booked nationwide and state leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) beneath totally different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in reference to the violence on the rally in north Bengal’s Siliguri city on Monday.

A BJP employee, Ulen Roy, was killed throughout a pitched battle between BJP staff and the policemen who stopped two processions from shifting in direction of Uttar Kanya, the secretariat in north Bengal. The state police later clarified that Roy suffered accidents by a shotgun, which the police don’t use and alleged that armed folks within the rally killed Roy.

On Wednesday, BJP nationwide basic secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and head of the social gathering’s nationwide info and expertise cell, Amit Malviya, posted movies purportedly displaying a policeman carrying a shotgun and stated it nullified the state’s declare. It was, nevertheless, not clear the place the video was recorded. The policeman was additionally not seen firing the weapon.

Officers of the New Jalpaiguri police station, the place the FIRs had been lodged, stated that BJP leaders named within the FIRs included Vijayvargiya, state president Dilip Ghosh, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) nationwide president Tejasvi Surya the BJYM state president Saumitra Khan. The officers,nevertheless, didn’t make clear the sections invoked towards the leaders.

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Madhu Kishwar posts anti-India Islamic rally video, booked for spreading fake news – kolkata

The Kolkata Police on Monday registered a case towards Delhi-based educational and rights activist Madhu Purnima Kishwar for tweeting a video of an Islamic rally in Bangladesh and claiming that it happened in Kolkata.

The video reveals hundreds of members of the Muslim neighborhood participating in an enormous roadshow within the coronary heart of a metropolis with a track enjoying within the background. The Bengali lyrics clearly check with Bangladesh and a number of other flags of the nation and policemen in riot gear can be seen within the 1.42 minute clip.

“Hindustan (India) will not find its place because it has taken a stand against Islam…” a part of the lyrics say.

Kishwar, who tweeted the video on Sunday night time, wrote, “In Kolkatta.”

A primary info report (FIR) has been drawn towards Kishwar, mentioned Murlidhar Sharma, joint commissioner (crime) of the Kolkata Police. The Information Technology cell of the detective division offers with instances like these.

Marking Kishwar’s tweet as fake, the Kolkata Police tweeted, “#FakeNewsAlert A video clip from Bangladesh is being falsely claimed to be from Kolkata. Legal action initiated.”

Kishwar’s put up was retweeted 2,681 occasions and drew 4,385 replies until 3 pm on Monday.

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Noted Supreme Court lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan retweeted the put up of the Kolkata Police. “Great. These fake news & hate news spreaders must be brought to account. This lady is a serial offender,” he wrote.

“We strongly condemn this spreading of fake news. No matter how hard people may try, the secular fabric of West Bengal cannot be destroyed,” mentioned Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member and occasion spokesperson Saugata Roy.

Kishwar had been in news prior to now for posting controversial movies from Bangladesh and claiming that the incidents happened in India.

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Kolkata: Over 3,200 people booked for not wearing masks during Durga Puja – kolkata

Kolkata Police had booked at the least 3,270 people for not wearing masks during the 5 days of Durga Puja amid a pointy spike in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) circumstances within the metropolis and the remainder of West Bengal during the largest festive event within the state.

Bengal on Monday had added 4,121 new Covid-19 circumstances, which was the second-highest within the nation after Kerala.

Kerala had topped the chart with 4,287 circumstances, and Maharashtra (3.645) was ranked third.

“The state government had made the use of masks mandatory in April. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been urging the public to wear masks. At least 3,270 people were booked between Sasthi (October 22) and Dashami (October 26) for not wearing masks in public places,” stated a Kolkata Police official.

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The social media platforms had been flooded with photos of the general public not wearing masks during the puja days and whereas buying in market locations during the festive season.

Kolkata, which was reporting round 500 new Covid-19 circumstances a day within the first week of September, is recording round 900 recent viral infections day by day.

Kolkata Police had purportedly lowered its guard in early October in opposition to those that had been not wearing masks in public locations.

On a median, 160 people had been booked day by day between October 5 and October 11. More than 300 people had been booked day by day between September 5 and September 11. Around 410 violators had been booked day by day in August.

The vigil in opposition to such violators was elevated forward of the Durga pujas, when Kolkata began reporting a spike in Covid-19 circumstances.

Kolkata Police had booked at the least 2,631 people between October 16 and 20. In the previous six days, one other 787 violators had been booked.

The state authorities had given a grant of Rs 50,000 every to round 34,000 Durga puja committees in a bid to rein within the unfold of the contagion.

The Calcutta excessive court docket (HC) had directed the Durga puja committee to make use of the cash to distribute masks and sanitisers amongst revellers.

A docs’ discussion board had warned the Bengal authorities that any laxity during the festive season could lead on as much as a 4-fold spike in Covid-19 circumstances.

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Vijayvargiya, Menon among 24 BJP leaders booked in Bengal for agitation amid Covid-19 pandemic – kolkata

As many as 24 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, together with nationwide normal secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and nationwide secretary Arvind Menon, have been booked by the Kolkata Police for violating Central tips on gatherings and political rallies throughout Thursday’s mega agitation amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Organised by the occasion’s youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the agitation witnessed pitched battles between the police and the occasion employees in components of Kolkata and Howrah. The BJP leaders had been additionally charged with destroying public property and violating prohibitory orders underneath Section 144 CrPC, stated Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh.

“This is nothing new for us. Police in this state has brought around 30,000 false charges against hundreds of our workers and leaders in recent past. We will fight it out in court. We condemn the manner in which the police attacked us yesterday. Neither democracy nor this government can be saved with such tactics,” stated Ghosh.

He claimed that the BJP employees had been attacked with none provocation. “The police are behaving like Trinamool Congress cadres,” he stated.

Ghosh led a silent march in the guts of Kolkata on Friday night in protest in opposition to the police motion. More than 200 BJP employees took half in it. Around the identical time, a candlelight march was organised at Titagarh in the North 24 Parganas district by Barrackpore Lok Sabha MP Arjun Singh in demand for a CBI probe into the homicide of BJP chief Manish Shukla on Sunday.

The Centre has banned gatherings and political rallies having greater than 100 folks underneath the National Disaster Management Act in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The BJP and the BJYM claimed that multiple lakh folks from Kolkata and adjoining districts took half.

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The BJYM organised the ‘Nabanna Chalo’ (march to Nabanna) programme to boost its voice on points starting from alleged lack of employment alternatives in Bengal to legislation and order issues. BJP and BJYM leaders claimed that round 1,500 employees had been injured throughout baton cost by the police who stopped them from transferring in direction of Nabanna, the state secretariat in Howrah, violating prohibitory orders.

Ghosh alleged that the police hurled crude bombs at BJP employees from a home in Howrah. The state police tweeted that the policemen seen in a video circulated by the BJP had been throwing tear fuel grenades. “This is a lie. Two BJP workers suffered bomb injuries at that spot,” stated Ghosh.

Interestingly, the BJP’s allegation – {that a} robust chemical was utilized by the police in the purple water that was sprayed on the agitators on Thursday – discovered assist from its rivals.

BJYM nationwide president and Lok Sabha MP from Bangalore South, Tejasvi Surya stated on Thursday he’ll urge the Centre to probe the matter.

On Friday, the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR), the state’s most outstanding human rights group that has focused the BJP on varied points in the previous, moved the National Human Rights (*24*) (NHRC) on this difficulty.

“This use of coloured dye to mark the protesters is a crude violation of human rights by the government of West Bengal. International human rights movement since long opposed this type of coloured identification and division of masses by colour marking and use of colour dye in water cannons for identification or for any reasons cited,” Ranjit Sur, vice-president of the APDR wrote to the chairman of the NHRC.

“Moreover the colours used in the cannons are not at all good for human use and contain lead particles which are poisonous. This type of colour dye develops health issues when in contact with human bodies. So in all respects, it is a violation of human rights of citizens,” wrote Sur.

The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), a accomplice in the Left Front, additionally condemned the usage of the purple dye.

“The BJP workers might have been unruly but all this might not justify the heinous use of brutality in spraying methyl violet on the demonstrators. The West Bengal Police indulged in a similar manner of criminal offence as so frequently used by the fascist tactics of the J&K Police. The RSP strongly condemns such high handed and brutal acts of the state police,” RSP state secretary Manoj Bhattacharya stated in a public assertion.

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