The first information report (FIR) lodged against coronavirus-positive Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor on Friday, who endangered a large population by appearing in parties without getting tested after landing in India from abroad, is severely flawed. Lucknow Police will now register an FIR in two more police stations and raise some more sections in the case registered after seriously churning out the mistakes.
Coronavirus-positive Kapoor from London reached Lucknow after landing in Mumbai. She attended many parties in Lucknow and her hometown Kanpur. After returning from London, Kanika kept in touch with people.
Why the FIR is flawed
The FIR mentions Kanika Kapoor as a 28-year-old male. She is but a 41-year-old woman.
Once they came to know of the antecedents of Kapoor better, police changed the date of her arrival in Lucknow from 14 March to 11 March. The CMO of Lucknow registered the FIR under IPC Sections 188, 269, 270 at the Sarojini Nagar police station. This FIR is registered as Crime Number 196 in the said police station.
The FIR mentions Kanika was found coronavirus-positive at the airport while the fact is that she skipped the thermal screening and other testing facilities are not available at the airport.
If Kanika was known to be coronavirus-positive, why did the government department not take action?
The FIR claims Kapoor was found to have been infected at the airport screening and yet she was advised to get quarantined, which she ignored.
While Kapoor admitted she had tested positive, she did it on Instagram after probably having infected many people.
Kapoor claims she had been examined at the airport and her infection could not be detected there. Five days ago, she claims, she had a fever and she got herself tested and then learnt she learnt she had the disease. This is a false claim.
In a conversation with a private television channel, Kapoor had said the chief minister’s office had not handled her case professionally and that she was tested only after the news of her partying with VVIPs — like the former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her son BJP MP Dushyant Singh — spread like wildfire. That raises two issues. One, she was after all not so sure she had not acquired the disease. Two, why did the Taj hotel not arrange for thermal screening for entry to the high-profile party?
The district administration has admitted its lapses at the Lucknow airport.
Shalimar Grand Apartment and Gulista Colony are two other places in Lucknow did not arrange for any screening method despite the precautionary measures announced by the union and state governments that organisers of all public events must take.
Next was the Kalpana Apartment in Kanpur where Kapoor attended a family function. She stayed also at her maternal uncle’s house in Kanpur for two days. She had not been tested or isolated in any of these places.
An investigation into the case of Kanika Kapoor by KGMU Department of Microbiology has revealed all the details above and more.
Sirf News is further probing the antecedents of Kapoor and people who are related or associated with her. We shall make the disclosure of a much graver scandal in a day or two.