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Karnataka doctor refuses to wear mask at supermart, booked under epidemic act

ANI
Published May 20, 2021, 3:04 pm IST
Updated May 20, 2021, 3:04 pm IST
A case has been registered against Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya under Karnataka Epidemic Act
The doctor got into an argument with the shopkeeper. (Photo: ANI)
 The doctor got into an argument with the shopkeeper. (Photo: ANI)

Mangaluru: Karnataka Police has registered a case against a doctor for allegedly refusing to wear a mask while shopping at a supermarket in Mangaluru.

According to the police, the case has been registered against Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya under Karnataka Epidemic Act.

 

A video went viral in which Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya can be seen arguing with the supermarket staff member at the billing counter when he was asked to wear the mask.

"Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya argues with the shopkeeper and refused to wear a mask. He even questioned guidelines. A case has been registered," said Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar.

"The shopkeeper came today to file a case against the doctor to East police station. We have taken the case under Karnataka Epidemic Act, 2020," Kumar said.

The face mask has been made mandatory in public places after the COVID-19 outbreak last year.

 

According to official data, there are 5,75,049 active cases of COVID-19 in Karnataka.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Mangaluru




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