Surat: A resident of Mota Varachha district of the city was arrested on Wednesday for organizing the calf wedding function in violation of Covid-19 restrictions. Thousands of people gathered at the ceremony held on January 14 in the village of Ladvi.
Jayanti Malani, a resident of Mota Varachha, was arrested for alleged violation of restraining orders. The complaint in this regard was filed by JD Mir, Deputy Inspector of Kamrej Police Station. The accused was convicted under various sections of the ICC, including disobeying a duly issued order by an official (188) and negligent act (269). They have also been reserved under the Covid-19 Epidemic Diseases Regulation Act, Disaster Management Act and Epidemic Diseases Act.
Based on a preliminary investigation, SP Usha Rada Desai transferred four cops who were on duty in the area where the event was held. Jaypalsinh Manubha, Assistant Deputy Inspector, Tushar Dattatrey, Constable, Dinesh Raysing and Lalji Mer from lok rakshak were transferred from Kamrej Police Station to LIB and Readers Branch.
The one-year-old calf wedding function was held at Shree Om Nandeshwar Mahadev Trust (SONMT) in Ladvi village. Thousands of people had gathered at the ceremony in which Shankeshwar, a bull calf from SONMT, married Chandramauli, a heifer from Gandhari Ashram Gaushala in Amroli. Organizers had circulated invitation cards days before the ceremony and a huge mandap was set up at the temple site where nearly 10,000 people from Surat city and rural areas had gathered.
In the FIR, police recorded that organizers violated Covid-19 restrictions.