New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested 17 folks for allegedly pasting posters essential of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in reference to the continuing vaccination drive in opposition to Covid-19.
According to officers, round 21 FIRs have been registered in opposition to these arrested below the Defacement of Public Property Act and Section 188 in reference to the posters essential of the Prime Minister.
The police motion got here as posters studying “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya (PM Modi why did you send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?)” have been pasted in a number of elements of the town.
Earlier on Thursday, a minimum of 9 folks have been arrested for allegedly pasting posters with feedback essential of Prime Minister Modi. The police lodged 10 FIRs throughout a number of districts in reference to the matter.
This comes as Prime Minister Modi-led authorities on the Centre has come below sharp criticism from a number of quarters for exporting vaccines amid the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 instances within the nation within the second wave of the pandemic.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), nevertheless, got here to the federal government’s defence earlier this week and accused the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of spreading misinformation on India’s vaccination programme.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra mentioned over 84 p.c of the vaccine doses despatched overseas have been a part of the industrial and licensing liabilities of the 2 Indian producers.
Asserting that “a safer neighbourhood is good for India too”, Patra added that 1.07 crore vaccine doses despatched overseas have been India’s help to completely different nations and famous that 78.5 lakh of these have been dispatched to seven neighbouring nations.