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Premises Can't Be Sealed by Authorities for An Unreasonably Long Period Than What Is Necessary: Jharkhand HC

Lawstreet Journal 23 Sep 2020 12:32am

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A single bench of Justice Rajesh Shankar of Jharkhand High Court was hearing a writ petition filed up by the Owner of “The Alcor Hotel” of Jamshedpur in regards to quashing the seal order upon the hotel made by the Sub Divisional Magistrate of Dhalbhum, Jamshedpur in reference to the FIR lodged on 25th April 2020 against the property for violating the guidelines of Lockdown made by the government.

It was mentioned in the FIR that during the pandemic, while the government has announced lockdown and formed guidelines to be followed by all, the hotel was opened during that time and functioning with its interim staff. A raid was conducted on 25th April in which it has been found that the spa of the hotel was opened, and two girls were present in the conference hall adjoining to the spa during the raid. 

The FIR was registered at Bistupur Police station case no-87 of 2020 under Sections 188, 269 & 270 of the Indian Penal Code; Section 54 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005; and Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and another FIR was lodged in the same PS case no-88 of 2020 under sections 3,4,5,&6 of the Immoral Traffic Act, 1956 against the Property Directors named as Rajiv Singh Dugal and Sharad Poddar alleging that the later one was keeping a lady in the hotel for last one month and was continuously having physical relation with the lady for that period of time. 

With reference to the above complaints,… Continue Reading...

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