Bollywood actors Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan and the latter’s son Nirvaan have been booked by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for violating COVID-19 norms.
Superstar Salman Khan’s brothers and nephew reportedly returned from UAE on December 25 and were asked to quarantine in a hotel. However, they decided to head home. For those unversed, amid fears of the spread of a new strain of coronavirus, the civic body has beefed up its defences. The state government recently announced mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine for passengers arriving from the Middle East and Europe as a precautionary step amid growing concerns over a new coronavirus variant. The Khan clan was reportedly on a family vacation to Dubai.
A first information report (FIR) in this regard was filed against the three at the Khar police station on the complaint of Dr Sanjay Funde, a medical officer in H-West ward of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The FIR stated that Arbaaz and Sohail on December 25, 2020, had arrived from Dubai, while Nirvaan arrived on December 30. They were supposed to undergo institutional quarantine for seven days, as per the rules, but they went straight to their homes, the police said. Mumbai Police spokesperson and deputy commissioner of police (operation) Chaitanya Siriprolu said, “A case has been registered against the three under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 269 (unlawful or negligent act) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act.”