Abhay Patil led an ‘Agnihotra homa’ procession in Belagavi city on Tuesday May 25, claiming it will purify the air.
Flouting the Coivd-19 lockdown norms Patil along with a group of people was seen pushing a cart containing a burning fire of cow dung cakes, camphor, neem leaves, Guggula (gum resin) and other herbs to perform the homa on the streets of the old city on Tuesday.
At least 50 persons in his constituency had performed the homa in front of their houses. He vehemently denied that he violated the lockdown protocols.
The New Indian Express in a story today mentions that a case has been booked against BJP MLA Patil for violation of COVID norms.
DC MG Hiremath has been quoted, Such a procession violates COVID-19 guidelines. Shahpur police has been instructed to book a case. If such processions are repeated again, stringent action will be taken.