Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Sunday booked a case against popular Kannada film actor Darshan for allegedly flouting the Covid-19 rules, during a campaign for BJP candidate Muniratna in R R Nagar by-poll.
Speaking to the media, District Electoral Officer and BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said a case has been registered under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, against the actor and other violators.
“Videos and photographs captured by our officials during the actor’s campaign for Munirathna, have been produced. Subsequently, we have booked a case on Darshan based on the reports received by our personnel.”
The BBMP has registered a total of 15 cases on Oct 30 and 31 for not following social-distancing and other Covid-related protocols.
“If the accused are found guilty, after producing the evidence to the court, they can be jailed up to one year as punishment,” said Prasad. (Agency)