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Meghalaya to file FIR against 41 wedding revellers

Shillong Jul 10 (UNI) The Meghalaya government on Friday decided to file FIR against 41 persons who attended the wedding feast at Greenwood Resort, Guwahati for allegedly violating the COVID-19 protocols.
Two of the wedding invitees have been tested positive for COVID-19 recently while 39 of them tested negative.
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said that reports of inquiries conducted by the deputy commissioners of East Khasi Hills district and Ri Bhoi district were discussed by the government during the review meeting.
Based on the findings, he said the government has decided that the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district should file the FIR.
The Deputy Chief Minister however evaded questions on why did car passes were issued to these people to attend the wedding outside the state that too when the government is "strictly prohibiting" inter-state movement.
"Do not ask such stupid question when I have already stated that FIR is being filed against these people who violated the protocols," Tynsong replied when a journalist asked, whether there were also lapses on the part of the government on this issue.
"If lapses were on the part of the state government I will file FIR against the government," Tynsong reacted.
Tynsong said that five car passes were issued by the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district.
However several questions were left unanswered on lapses on the part of the district administration and whether the inquiry reports have fixed anyone the responsibility for such lapses.
The wedding feast was hosted at Greenwood Resort Guwahati on June 27 and another reception was held in Shillong on July 2.
Meanwhile, Director Health Services (MI) Dr. Aman War said that 62 high risk contacts have been traced and samples were collected for testing and the test results are awaited.
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