Patna: An FIR was lodged against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Thursday night for violating the lockdown restrictions issued by the government. The Ranchi administration also lodged an FIR on the owner and the manager of a premium hotel he was accommodated in.
According to the guidelines issued by the MHA, no hotel is allowed to accommodate any guest due to COVID-19 restrictions. The particular hotel Tej Pratap was accommodated has also been designated as a quarantine centre for frontline workers. Ranchi sub-divisional magistrate, Lokesh Mishra said Yadav breached the provisions of IPC and Epidemic Control Act by not seeking exemption from statutory lockdown.
Tej Pratap who is a former health minister in Bihar had come to Ranchi to meet his father admitted in the Kelly Bungalow, which is converted into a jail. Tej Pratap had gone to Ranchi to meet Lalu after getting himself examined medically at Kelly Bungalow of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences. He was allowed entry after he tested negative for COVID-19.
Ravi Thakur, officer-in-charge of Chutia police station which filed the FIR also booked the hotel management under sections 188 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. Due to lockdown restrictions, hotels are not allowed to operate, he said.