The Uttar Pradesh Police have registered a case against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kuldeep Kumar over his visit to Hathras on October 4, news agency ANI reported. The case against Kumar was registered under the Epidemic Diseases Act for visiting Hathras despite having tested positive for coronavirus.
The AAP leader had announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for coronavirus on September 29. Five days later, he posted videos of his visit to Hathras to protest against the alleged gang-rape and subsequent death of a 19-year-old woman in the district.
"I have come to meet the victim's family in Hathras. Fear is being created within the family. It is a murder of democracy and the Constitution," he had tweeted with a purported video of the meeting.
"A case has been registered against Delhi AAP MLA Kuldeep Kumar under Epidemic Act," Hathras Superintendent of Police told ANI.
Several opposition parties, including Congress' Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, visited the family of the victim following her death.