Sugandha Mishra, a comedian, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly violating coronavirus standards during her wedding to Sanket Bhosale at a resort in Punjab last week, police said. According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Paramjit Singh, the case was filed on Wednesday night against her, the bridegroom’s side, the owner of the resort, and the wedding participants after a video went viral showing a large gathering of people at the wedding in violation of COVID-19 norms.
According to Singh, the case was filed under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant) and relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act. According to the DSP, no arrests have yet been made, but an investigation is ongoing. Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, only close family members and friends who had their Rapid Antigen Test done before entering the venue attended the wedding.