New Delhi, April 19, 2021: Delhi Police has lodged an FIR against a couple for not following Covid-19 rules and violating the weekend curfew. A video of the couple, identified as Pankaj Dutta and Abha, abusing and misbehaving with police personnel who stopped their car for not wearing masks has gone viral on social media.
In the video, the woman can be heard calling the police personnel "beggars" for issuing challan.
The incident took place in Daryaganj area of Delhi on Sunday evening. During the curfew, only emergency services and people with e-passes were allowed to step out. The argument went on for several minutes while the car continued to block traffic on the busy road.
#WATCH | A couple misbehaved with Delhi Police personnel in Daryaganj area earlier today after they were stopped & asked the reason for not wearing face masks.— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2021
"An FIR under various sections of IPC has been lodged against them," say police.
(Video source - Delhi Police) pic.twitter.com/hv1rMln3CU
The couple neither had a curfew pass nor face masks. When stopped by the police, the woman started shouting at the personnel from the car and even said she would kiss her husband.
The woman abused the cops and told them that there was no such thing as coronavirus and that people were being harassed for no reason.
The couple even dared the police to issue a challan. The officers then called women personnel from the police station and took the couple away. An FIR under Section 188 and 51B of DDMA was lodged against the couple.