Bigg Boss Malayalam 2 star Rajith Kumar was recently greeted by a huge mass of fans on the Cochin International Airport. This welcome was organised by the fans for the reality TV star amidst the restrictions on such gatherings due to the coronavirus threat. The police have now booked a case against the 79 people who were a part of this group.
Four of the 79 people who became a part of this mass welcome for Rajith Kumar were named accused along with 75 others, according to an article by a news agency. Rajith himself along with his fans allegedly created huge chaos at the airport on Sunday, March 15. This violated a directive that was issued by the government to avoid gathering of any kind to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The group was charged under 5 different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the Nedumbassery police. These sections are 143, 147, 149, 188 and 283 under IPC. These sections deal with unlawful assembly, rioting, disobeying orders of a public servant and causing obstruction to the public way and thereby causing danger for the general public.
The police also shared that the group violated a High Court ruling which stated that there should not be any procession around 500 meters from the airport. The District Collector of Ernakulam shared his disappointment on the behaviour of the crowd. He said that it was wrong of them to be at the airport premises at a time when the whole country is on high alert.
There are a total of 22 people who are affected by Coronavirus in Kerala. This also includes a UK national tested positive. The government launched a "break the chain" initiative in order to prevent a further spread of COVID-19.
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