Mumbai, Oct 5: A Congress corporator was arrested by police on Tuesday for allegedly defaming the Mumbai civic physique and violating coronavirus norms on the airport right here, an official stated. In accordance with the official, the corporator, Sufiyan Niyaz Vanu, surrendered earlier than the police and was formally arrested within the case that goes again to Might this yr.
He was later launched on bail, the official stated.In Might, Vanu reached the worldwide airport after a girl, who was going to Saudi Arabia, sought his assist after being stopped by BMC officers on the airport for coronavirus testing, he stated.
The girl subsequently examined constructive for coronavirus and was requested to quarantine herself, the official stated.Nonetheless, Vanu took the lady out of the airport regardless of she testing COVID-19 constructive on the aerodrome, he stated.
The corporator maligned the BMC’s picture by making false allegations and claiming “rip-off” within the title of coronavirus testing, he stated.The Congress chief additionally made a number of different allegations associated to quarantine process for air travellers and posted them on social media platforms, the official stated.
In Might itself, an FIR was filed towards Vanu on a criticism of an on- responsibility BMC official and he was booked below IPC sections 188 (disobeying the order of public servant) and 500 (punishment for defamation), amongst others, he stated.
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