MUMBAI: An FIR has been registered against a journalist over a report that states that migrant workers should be given Jan Sadharan special trains so that they can return to their native villages instead of being stuck.
This could have prompted the gathering of migrant workers near Bandra railway station, claim reports.
Rahul Kulkarni, based in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra has been booked under several IPC Sections.
On Tuesday, more than 1000 workers had gathered at Bandra railway station demanding trains that can help them travel back home.
But this will not happen until the lockdown is in place.
Prime Minister Modi urged people to follow lockdown measures until May 3.
“Friends, keeping all the suggestions in mind, it has been decided that the lockdown in India will have to be extended till 3rd May. That means until 3rd May, each and every one of us, will have to remain in the lockdown. During this time, we must continue maintaining discipline in the way we have been doing till now,” he said during his address to the nation at 10 am.
“Therefore, we have to be very vigilant about hot-spots. We will have to keep a close and strict watch on the places which run the risk of becoming hot-spots. The creation of new hot-spots will further challenge our hard work and penance. Hence, let us extend the strictness and austerity in the fight against Corona for the upcoming one week,” he added.
The lockdown was about to end on April 14.