Bhubaneswar, Jun 6: The Chandrasekharpur police here have registered a case against 13 persons with charges of violating Covid guidelines and creating violence in a mosque in the city yesterday.
According to reports, 13 people led by one Mahammad Mahasin barged into a Masjid located in the Harekrushnapur slum area under the Chandrasekharpur police limits at around 12.45 pm yesterday. They obstructed some people who were reciting Namaz in strict adherence to Covid safety protocols and started reading out the verse together. Thus, a scuffle ensued between them.
As per norms set by the Government, maximum of five persons can conduct a religious ritual together but they have to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Being informed about the brawl at the mosque, a team Chandrasekharpur police rushed to the spot. However, the rule breakers had fled from the mosque by that time. The police have registered a case against 13 offenders, according to sources.