Refusal to Wear Mask, Doctor booked under Epidemic Act

4:45 PM, Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Srinivasa kakkilayaMangaluru : Violating the Corona Guidelines and refusing to wear a mask a case has been registered against Dr B Srinivas Kakkilaya under Epidemic Act at East (Kadri) police station on Wednesday, May 19.

A argument between the staff at the Jimmy’s supermarket and the doctor who refused to wear a mask, justified his act had gone viral on the social media.

The police have booked a case Based on a complaint, that the customer, Dr Kakkilaya, who came to the supermarket at around 8.45 am on May 18, refused to wear a mask when the staff in the supermarket asked him to do so.

The police booked the accused under  Karnataka State Epidemic (Prevention) Act 2020.

The police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said, “It has come to our notice that a video went viral on the social media, where Dr Kakkilaya is seen violating Covid norms by not wearing a mask at a supermarket. When the shopkeeper requested him to wear a mask, Dr Kakkilaya opposed. A complaint has been filed at East police station under Karnataka Epidemic Act 2020.

The investigating officer has been directed to serve notice to the accused and probe the case.”

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