IPL 2021: Delhi Police files FIR against 2 people for breaching COVID bubble
The 2021 Indian Premier League has been suspended indefinitely following compound COVID bubble breaches. Delhi saw the most affected bubble, from players to support staff and groundstaff getting infected, while the city itself is on red alert.
The cricket fraternity continues to reel from the fact that the profitable Indian Premier League 2021 has been postponed following increased COVID breaches in its bubble. Both the latest venues, Ahmedabad and Delhi, saw the bubble being breached, with the latter being the most affected.
As for Delhi, a new report has come in that a couple of individuals illegally entered the bubble in Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, leading to the breach. The report also adds that the couple entered the bubble for the “purpose of betting”, while they were identified as Krishan Garg and Manish Kansal.
After not getting satisfactory answers to the question as to why they entered the bubble, a Delhi Police sub-inspector decided to file an FIR against the two. Meanwhile, just after a couple of days, there were cases of COVID inside the bubble, as IPL was subsequently postponed.
“During the SRH vs RR match on May 2, at around 7.30 when SI and accompanying staff were going from Gate No. 8 to VIP Lounge, they spotted two young men at the VIP Lounge gallery with their masks hanging on their necks. Suspecting something fishy, SI asked them to put their masks on and started questioning them about their presence,” the FIR copy read, reports IANS.
“None of the young men said could give a reasonable explanation. One of the boys, Krishan Garg, said that he has a valid accreditation card. The SI asked him to show it and he showed him. There was ‘JR. ASSISTANT & COMP. SDMC HEALTH & S. No. 0204’ written on it. The SI asked him to show his SDMC card. Instead, the two boys started to run away. They were, however, caught,” it added.
The FIR also asserted that the individuals did not have proper accreditation and had entered the bubble for betting. They have reportedly been booked for cheating and have been sanctioned under Indian Penal Code sections 419, 420, 468, 471, 188, 269, 120B, 34 and 3 sections under the Epidemic Act, besides 51B Disaster Management Act.
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