New Delhi: An FIR has been registered against a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student for allegedly violating the lockdown which is in effect to contain the spread of Coronavirus infection. As per reports, the student had also threatened to cough up to spread the infection.
An FIR registered against the student under IPC sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 341 (wrongful restrain) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) has been lodged.
According to the FIR, around 8 PM on Wednesday, Pranav Menon came to the north gate of the university and wanted to step out of the campus. He was told by security officials that no one can go outside, following which he sat near the gate, the FIR added.
When he was asked to leave the area, he said he will cough up and spread coronavirus, it said. When security officials tried to remove him, he scuffled with them and removed their masks, the FIR stated.