The Vasco police on Thursday arrested two vegetable vendors in two different cases for disobeying the order issued by the district administration and also for their negligent act which can likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life in view of novel Corona virus (Covid-19).
As per available information from police, the accused persons namely Nagraj Sharnappa Uppar (23), a resident of Mangor-Hill and Ismail Mulla Kuttur (25), a resident of Khariwada, duo were involved in selling vegetables at exorbitant rates in the New Vegetable market in Vasco on Thursday morning, apart from violating the Janta Curfew which is imposed in the state by the state government.
Selling of vegetables by the vegetable vendors at two different locations within the New Vegetable market premises in Vasco has attracted huge crowd and may lead to spread the infection of disease dangerous to the life due to the unlawfully or negligent act of both the vendors by disobeying and promulgating the order issued by the state government. The video of selling vegetables of these vendors went viral on social media, demanding immediate action against them.
The police in this connection have registered an offence under section 188, 269 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Police sub-inspectors respectively Priyanka Sawant and Pramila Fernandes are further investigating into the cases, under the supervision of PI Nilesh Rane.