Rajkot: owner of wedding hall, couple organized mass wedding without permission


The OWNER of a wedding hall and a couple were arrested by police on Sunday for allegedly organizing the mass wedding of 12 orphan women on the city’s Kothariya road without asking for permission. However, the trio were released within hours.

A team from the Aji Dam Police Station reached Shangar Hall, a wedding hall on Kothariya Road in Rajkot around 11 a.m. after being informed that a mass wedding ceremony was underway there.

“We found that more than 250 people gathered on site despite the ban on gathering more than 50 people for wedding ceremonies. They also did not get permission for the ceremony, nor did they respect social distancing standards, ”said Inspector Vikramsinh Chavda, head of the Aji Dam police station.

Chavda said businessman Roshankumar Pandya, alias Suraj (30), and his wife Jagruti (30), both residents of the Chandreshnagar district of Rajkot city, and Mahesh Mayani (53), a resident of Shree Ram Park on Kothariya Road, were arrested and subsequently arrested. officially after being booked under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to an order duly promulgated by an official).

“While the Sharmas were the organizers of the mass wedding, Mayani is the owner of the hall. They were held up for staging the ceremony without prior police permission and for failing to meet social distancing standards, ”Chavda said, adding that the trio were subsequently released on bail and released.

The trio told police that they had applied for permission to hold the event within the jurisdiction of the Bhaktinagar Police Station in the city but had to move to Kothariya Road due to “circumstances. inevitable ”.


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