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Maha: Case filed against BJP MLC for visiting containment zone

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Press Trust of India  |  Aurangabad 

An offence was registered

against a BJP MLC for allegedly entering a COVID-19 containment zone at Ashti city in Maharashtra's Beed district, police said on Tuesday.

A case was registered against Suresh Dhas, a member of the Legislative Council from Ashti, for allegedly entering a containment zone in the city on Monday, an official said.

"Dhas entered Patan Sangvi, a containment zone in his constituency, and met residents of the sealed area on Monday morning," Ashti police station in-charge Madhav Suyavanshi said.

A case has been registered against the MLC under section 188 (disobeying an order issued by a public servant) and other provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Disaster Management Act, he said, adding that further probe was underway.

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First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 18:17 IST