Mumbai: Man arrested for refusing to accept groceries from Muslim delivery agent

Sneha Shah | Apr 23, 2020 17:46

Amid the lockdown imposed in India to contain spread of coronavirus, a 51-year-old man was arrested by Mumbai Police on Wednesday for refusing to accept groceries from a Muslim delivery agent. The incident took place in Mumbai’s Mira Road area on Tuesday.

As per a report in TOI, the delivery agent, who was wearing protective masks and gloves, reached Gajanan Chaturvedi’s housing complex in around 9:40 pm on April 21 and asked him to collect his order. Chaturvedi went to the gate of the housing complex with his wife, who accepted the order. However, on learning that the delivery agent is a Muslim, Charuvedi asked his wife to return the order.

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Chaturvedi was arrested the same day the complaint was filed and he was produced before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody. Mumbai Police have booked the accused for committing a deliberate or malicious act with the intention of outraging someone’s religious feeling’s and beliefs.