Four persons were arrested on Thursday by the Guwahati City Police for organizing Hanuman Jayanti in Fancy Bazaar area of the city by defying the lockdown protocols.

The arrested persons have been identified as Adarsh Sharma, Jagadamba Prasad Mour, Chatter Singh Jain, and Sikander Rai.

Police had registered a Suo Moto case (Case No 213/20 u/s 188/269/270/271/ R/W Sec 51/B of Disaster Management Act) following which the arrests were made.

Apart from them, the police also detained another 9 persons for questioning.

Kalpajyoti Saikia

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