Chairing an important meeting at his official residence on Friday evening, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had asked officials to file an FIR against Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor for putting the public in danger.
As per the official sources, the Chief Minister has given the nod for the FIR.
Sources in the know of developments said that Kanika, who was tested positive for the novel coronavirus pandemic on Friday stayed in room no 602 of Hotel Taj, which has now been shut down for two days. Meanwhile, officials are now scanning the CCTV footage of the hotel in order to see the movement of the singer.
“The FIR will be lodged against her because she came from London and was aware of the corona safety protocols. She apparently did not get tested at the airport and even though she was developing symptoms, she freely attended parties and mingled with a large number of people,” a senior police official added.
Incidentally, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh was also present at the high-level meeting despite having announced that he was in self-isolation because he had earlier attended the party, hosted by Akbar Ahmad Dumpy, where Kanika Kapoor was also present.
It is to be noted that the minister had sent his samples for corona tests on Friday afternoon.
Deputy Chief Ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Maurya, several cabinet ministers and party’s Secretary (Organisation) Sunil Bansal also marked their presence at the meeting where the present situation was further discussed in detail.
A team of health officials visited the residence of Lokayukta, Sanjay Mishra who also hosted a party that was attended by the singer. The health officials asked Mishra and his family to self-quarantine themselves and notified them of safety protocols.
It should be noted that Independent legislator and former minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh has also self-quarantined himself. Raja Bhaiyya did not attend the party which was hosted by former MP Dumpy but visited the latter’s residence on that particular day.
Meanwhile, Noida MLA identified as Pankaj Singh marked his presence at a recent meeting along with Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh on Thursday. He is now gone into self-quarantine with three other legislators.
With IANS inputs.