A mob of 40-50 people was booked for opposing the conversion of a hostel into a quarantine centre in Ghatkopar in Mumbai amid the lockdown imposed for the novel coronavirus outbreak, police said on Tuesday.
People gathered in violation of prohibitory orders on Monday night to oppose the BMC's plan to make the Veerji Lodha hostel on Cama Lane a 30-bed COVID Care Centre, an official said.
"When a civic team was returning after checking the facilities at the hostel-turned-COVID centre, people came out on the streets to oppose the decision. On the basis of a complaint by a BMC staff, we have registered a case against unidentified persons," the Ghatkopar police station official said.
He said the case has been registered under section 188 (disobeying order of public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of the IPC and the Epidemic Diseases Act, adding that no arrests have been made so far.