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Music-cum-samosa Party Organised in Suburban Mumbai's Plush Housing Society, 2 Held

Image for representation. (Reuters)

Image for representation. (Reuters)

In tvideos, around 30 people could be seen gathered on the society premises. In one of the clips, some people could be seen playing the guitar while some others eating and distributing samosas.

Amid the coronavirus lockdown, a musical party was organised on the premises of a plush housing society in suburban Ghatkopar where samosas were served to guests, police said on Tuesday.

As the matter came to light, two members of the cooperative housing society, including its chairman, were arrested on Monday on charges of violating prohibitory orders which are in place to stem the spread of coronavirus, they said.

The arrested persons were identified as Rahul Sanghvi (chairman of the society) and Jethalal Dedhia, who had organised the party, the police said.

According to a police officer, the musical party was organised on the premises of Kukreja Palace housing society in Ghatkopar (East). The party was likely held on Monday, he said.

An offence was registered late on Monday evening after videos purportedly showing the party went viral on social media.

In the videos, around 30 people could be seen gathered on the society premises for the musical concert where samosas were served to guests. In one of the clips, some people could be seen playing the guitar while some others eating and distributing samosas.

Following the incident, the two members of the society were arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections like 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life and 34 (common intention), the official said.

Relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, which is in force due to the coronavirus outbreak, too, were slapped on the duo, they added.