New Delhi: An FIR has been registered against a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student for allegedly violating the lockdown which is in effect to contain the spread of Coronavirus infection. As per reports, the student had also threatened to cough up to spread the infection. Also Read - JNU Road Named After Savarkar, Students' Union Calls it 'Shameful'
An FIR registered against the student under IPC sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 341 (wrongful restrain) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) has been lodged. Also Read - 'Will be on Streets When Trump Comes to India,' BJP Says ex-JNU Student Umar Khalid Incited Riots in Delhi
According to the FIR, around 8 PM on Wednesday, Pranav Menon came to the north gate of the university and wanted to step out of the campus. Also Read - After JNU Students Offer 'Shelter to Delhi-Riot Victims', VC Warns of Disciplinary Action
He was told by security officials that no one can go outside, following which he sat near the gate, the FIR added.
When he was asked to leave the area, he said he will cough up and spread coronavirus, it said.
When security officials tried to remove him, he scuffled with them and removed their masks, the FIR stated.