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FIR lodged against bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor for allegdly ignoring corona virus rules

LUCKNOW, 21 MARCH. The Lucknow police lodged an FIR against Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, 41, for alleged negligence in compliance of necessary directives to safeguard against the spread of deadly Coronavirus disease post her return from London earlier this month. She tested covid-19 positive on Friday and left a chain of VIPs behind who had either put themselves on selfisolation or earmarked for monitoring by the administration.

Lucknow Commissioner of Police, Sujeet Pandey confirmed that an FIR was lodged at Sarojini Nagar police station under Indian Penal Code section 188, 269, 270 on the complaint of Chief Medical Officer, Lucknow. He said two more FIRs are likely to be registered in the matter at Hazratganj and Gomtinagar police stations, for her three different gatherings in the area, post her return from London on March 11.

BJP MP Dushyant Singh and his mother and former chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje are two prominent leaders among several who came in contact with Kapoor during this period and have put themselves under self-isolation. Several other MPs including Derek O Brien of the TMC and Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal also quarantined themselves realizing they had come in contact with Dushyant Singh.

A number of celebrities have tested positive for coronavirus, among them Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Game Of Thrones actors Kristofer Hivju and Indira Varma, Quantum Of Solace star Olga Kurylenko and Frozen 2 voice actor Rachel Matthews. The virus originated in China and has spread across the world with Italy now reporting the highest number of deaths. Over 200 have tested positive in India so far.

The coronavirus was first detected at a seafood market in China's Wuhan and it quickly spread from there, infecting over 245,700 people worldwide and claiming over 10,000 lives.

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