A FIR has been filed against actor and popular television host Akul Balaji by the police for breaking the Coronavirus lockdown rules. The police have accused him of running a resort despite the lockdown rules prohibiting it.
He owns a resort in the Lagumenahalli village of Doddaballapur taluk by the name of Sunshine Resort. It is alleged that he let out the resort on rent for a wedding during the current lockdown period. Some people from Thanisandra in Bengaluru had hired the resort.
Over 20 people are said to have arrived at the resort at around midnight yesterday. Local villagers were shocked to see so many strangers in the village. Since the scare about the Coronavirus spreading is in the news they feared the arrival of so many people at once. The villagers themselves informed the police about the activities of these people and filed a complaint. Based on this complaint, the Doddaballapur Rural police registered a FIR.
Apart from Akul Balaji, his business partner Srinivasa Subramaniyam has also been booked. They have been charged under the National Disaster Management Act and the IPC.