A violation has been registered against Aurangabad MP Imtiaz Jaleel and 24 others in Aurangabad, Maharashtra for allegedly violating COVID-19 standards by organizing an Independence Day protest near the division commissioner’s office, an official said Tuesday.
Mr. Jaleel stated that he will continue to act fearlessly for the cause of people in the future.
Jaleel and AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen) activists had demonstrated against the state government without permission waving black flags and demanding that the sports university be established in Aurangabad, an official release said.
The activists did not adhere to standards such as wearing face masks. Physical distancing was also not maintained, the official said.
A case was registered at the Chowk City Police Station on Sunday under Sections 188 (Disobedience to an order issued by an official) and 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of a life-threatening disease) of the Indian Penal Code. at the Chowk City Police Station, he said, adding no one. has been arrested so far.
On Tuesday, Mr. Jaleel said he was chosen by the people to solve their problems, and whether or not the police take action against him, he will continue to act.
“I will take to the streets when necessary. It has been proven several times that the police act under pressure. Sometimes the police act against our active party employees. If such action is taken against me, I will not be surprised” Jaleel said in a statement. a post on social media, apparently referring to criminal cases registered against some local AIMIM activists in the past.
On Sunday, AIMIM workers, led by Mr. Jaleel, showed black flags to Maharashtra minister Subhash Desai as he was on his way to attend an Independence Day program at the division commissioner’s office, to protest the decision from the state government to establish a sports university in Pune. , and not in Aurangabad.
During the agitation, Mr. Jaleel wore a T-shirt with the words “give back our sports university” printed on it, telling reporters that they will hold a similar protest when Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray visits the city, to express the anger of people from the Marathwada region.
“On whose behalf the proposed sports university was moved from a backward area like Marathwada to Pune. It was the need of this region and athletes here,” he had said.
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