Delhi Police seal popular restaurant in Mehrauli for flouting COVID19 rules

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New Delhi: According to reports, in the first major action against the violation of the COVID rules issued by the Delhi government, the Delhi Police sealed a popular restaurant in Mehrauli.

A flying squad conducts a surprise inspection at Diablo restaurant in Mehrauli area as part of a drive to enforce the latest DDMA orders against hosting and organizing large public gatherings.

According to the reports, at the time of inspection, around 10:45 pm on Thursday night, around 600 people were found in the restaurant.

District Magistrate Sonalika Jiwani said, “The crowd was immediately dispersed by the Tehsildar (Mehrauli) and the premises were sealed for gross violation of DDMA guidelines, especially in view of the emerging Omicron version of Covid.”

Delhi Police said that an FIR has been registered under relevant sections of IPC at Mehrauli police station in Delhi.

In view of the fast rising cases of COVID19 along with the advent of Omicron version in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had directed the District Magistrates to ensure that there are no gatherings to celebrate Christmas or New Year. Will be

Restaurants and bars will remain operational with up to 50 per cent seating capacity. Wedding ceremonies are permitted with a maximum attendance of 200 people.

First published:December 24, 2021, 1:18 pm

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