After abusing Delhi cops, couple give absurd excuses: ‘Wife doesn’t let me wear mask,’ says man; woman complains of suffocation

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Updated: April 19, 2021 6:28 PM

Delhi Viral Video update: The residents of the Patel Nagar is in Central Delhi, the couple now claim that they had the mask with them but didn't wear as they didn't think it was needed. They also didn't have curfew pass with them.

Coronavirus Delhi Viral VideoIn the video, while cops are seen calmly asking the couple for the reason behind not wearing masks, the man and woman start misbehaving with them. (Photo:ANI/Twitter)

Delhi Lockdown Update: The Delhi Police arrested the Daryaganj couple from the viral video for violating the Covid protocols on Monday. The couple, identified as Abha Gupta and Pankaj Dutta, were seen misbehaving with the cops in Delhi’s Daryaganj area on Sunday. The video, which has gone viral, showed the woman shouting at the on-duty cops when she was asked for not wearing the face mask. Both Gupta and her husband insisted that they won’t wear face masks. Not only masks, but the couple also didn’t have the mandatory curfew pass that was required for stepping out during the weekend curfew. While Dutta was arrested on Sunday itself, news agency ANI says that the wife has been arrested on Monday.

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In the video, while cops are seen calmly asking the couple for the reason behind not wearing masks, the man and woman start misbehaving with them. ‘Nahi lagayenge mask, kya kar loge (We won’t wear mask, what will you do),’ the couple said. At one point in the video, the woman says that what if ‘she kisses her husband’. According to the police, the couple is a resident of West Patel Nagar. They have been booked under various sections of the Delhi Disaster Management Act.

The video has been posted on several social media sites and people are reacting angrily. Many say that it is because of such people that India is facing this grim situation. The Delhi Police kept on reminding the couple about the High Court order that states that even if a person is also in the car, she/he has to wear a face mask. Later the husband said that it was the wife, who was not ‘allowing’ him to wear the mask. Dutta claimed that he always wore masks whenever his wife is not around.  On the other hand, the wife blamed the face mask for breathlessness. Abha said that she felt suffocated. Later she also said that she wasn’t aware of the need for a mask inside the car since she was with her ‘husband only’.

Delhi will enter total lockdown from 10 pm today. The six-day lockdown is an attempt by the Arvind Kejriwal government to not only break the chain but also save the collapsing health infrastructure. Apart from Delhi, Rajasthan has also imposed stringent rules. The lockdown-like curbs will be in force till May 3rd. India on Monday registered yet another biggest-ever spike with over 2.7 lakh new Covid-19 infections and over 1,600 deaths.

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