FIR registered against Coca Cola plant for operating in violation of lockdown order

Sukirti Mishra 24/03/2020 18:07:21

New Delhi. An FIR was registered against the Coca Cola factory plant in Himachal Pradesh  and its owners under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Nalagarh police station, Baddi Superintendent of Police Rohit Malpani informed on Tuesday. Case was registered for operating the factory in violation of the lockdown order issued to curb Coronavirus outbreak.


As per the sources, Coca Cola plant was being operated by a separate entity. The Coca Cola plant in Nalagarh falls under Baddi police district of Solan and is operated by Krish Flexipacks. It was found functioning during a surprise check on Monday night, as per SP Rohit Malpani. There was no immediate reaction from the company to the official action.
Section 188 of the IPC states a 6 months jail and/or fine of Rs 1000. Solan Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate K.C Chaman prohibited operation of all units in the district during the lockdown tenure, barring those manufacturing essential commodities including pharmaceutical, medical devices, soaps and hand cleaners.    
The management of all non-essential industries have been directed to shut their units immediately failing which strong action will be taken against the concerned, starting registration of cases under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, as well as other relevant laws, the order stated.





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