The Uttarakhand Police on Tuesday ordered an investigation into one other incident of lockdown violation by UP MLA Aman Mani Tripathi who was arrested together with 12 of his associates in Rishikesh a few days in the past.
They had been let off subsequently on private bail bonds and allowed to go away for Uttar Pradesh.
State DG (Legislation and order) Ashok Kumar mentioned it has been dropped at his discover that the MLA jumped a police barrier in Chamoli district whereas going in direction of the Badrinath temple.
“I’ve requested the Chamoli SP to look into it. Whether it is discovered to be true, a further case will probably be registered towards the UP MLA,” the officer mentioned.
The MLA and his mates had been arrested late on Sunday night time whereas getting back from Chamoli’s Karnaprayag after being stopped by the authorities from continuing to Badrinath.
A convoy of three automobiles carrying the MLA and his associates was first intercepted by policemen at a barrier in Gauchar on the way in which to Badrinath however the Nautanwa MLA produced a letter of permission purportedly issued by authorities in Dehradun and moved on.
The MLA had claimed that he was going to Badrinath to carry out some rituals related to the dying of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father, which was denied by the Uttar Pradesh authorities in a press release.
Nevertheless, they had been stopped once more at a barrier in Karnaprayag by police and administrative officers, who informed them that the portals of Badrinath temple had been scheduled to open on Might 15 and there was no level in letting them go additional, Karnaprayag SDM Vaibhav Gupta had mentioned.
The MLA acquired indignant and argued with officers however they didn’t relent and compelled the convoy to return, the officers mentioned.
They had been intercepted once more on the Vyasi police outpost in Rishikesh as there have been greater than three individuals in every automotive and all with out masks in violation of lockdown curbs, Muni ki Reti police station in-charge RK Saklani mentioned.
A case was registered towards them below completely different sections of the IPC, Epidemic Illnesses Act and the Catastrophe Administration Act, he had mentioned.