An FIR has been lodged against Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor at Sarojini Nagar police station in Lucknow on Friday March 20. This action was taken on the orders of District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash. Kanika has been booked under sections 188, 269, 270 of Indian Penal Code.
Earlier the Bollywood singer revealed on her Instagram account that she has been tested positive for COVID-19.
FIR registered against singer #KanikaKapoor at Sarojini Nagar Police Station, Lucknow under:
1⃣ Section 188: Disobedience of an order
2⃣ Section 269: Negligence likely to spread disease
3⃣ Section 270: Malignantly doesn’t act vis-a-vis infectious disease
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) March 20, 2020
It is being reported that the singer attended a party at a 5-star hotel in Lucknow after returning to Mumbai from London. Her father stated that she had attended three parties, however, Kanika said she just attended a small party and that too with wearing hand gloves. The party was also joined by BJP MP Dushyant Singh, his mother and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien and Anupriya Patel.
Vasundhara Raje, former CM of Rajasthan, tweeted, “A few days ago I went to a dinner in Lucknow with Dushyant and his in-laws. Kanika Kapoor, who has been found to be infected with Kovid-19, was also present as a guest at the dinner. “She wrote,” As a precaution, I and Dushyant are in self-isolation and we are all essential.
The netizens blast her for attending a party without screening and throwing hundreds of lives in danger. Check out the reaction:
#kanikakapoor episode just shows that Stardom & Money and privilege doesn’t guarantee minimum common sense. Their irresponsible behaviour can upset the fight against #coronavirus which till date has been reasonably contained in India pic.twitter.com/CpD3yozpjh
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) March 20, 2020
#KanikaKapoor has messed up big time. It’s our responsibility .
— Amish Devgan (@AMISHDEVGAN) March 20, 2020
Damn #KanikaKapoor party was attended by BJP MP Dushyant Singh, he later attended Parliament and Also went to President House.
— Vikrant ~ विक्रांत (@vikrantkumar) March 20, 2020
As someone said, our grandparents were asked to go to war. We, those of us with economic privilege, are only being asked to sit on our couch, and if we still don’t do it, duck tests, attend parties, host them, that part of ‘we’ should be bloody well jailed. #KanikaKapoor #Corona
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) March 20, 2020
Two sides to #KanikaKapoor story. Listen to her
🔸 Took her 2 days & 20 phone calls to the CMO/UP Helpline to get tested
🔸 No screening at Airport, no info on quarantine
🔸Her sis-in-law @Sonal_MK is sick but not being tested
What’s happening Modiji?pic.twitter.com/f8mSghM9HR
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) March 20, 2020