Basti, Nov 21: Apparently buoyed by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a case has been registered here against five persons for allegedly throwing garbage and littering in public place.
The case was registered on Thursday under sections 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of the IPC against five persons residing on 'Nyay marg', Superintendent of Police G P Srivastava said.
They were challaned for allegedly throwing household garbage on the road, creating conditions for spread of infectious diseases, he said. "On the one hand the nagarpalika is continuously working for the cleanliness of the city, urban residents are dumping garbage on the roads which is wrong and police is now out to check them," the SP said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched "Swachh Bharat" mission on October 2 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. Wielding the broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on that day had asserted that the mission is "beyond politics" and inspired by patriotism.
Debunking criticism that his Government has been taking credit for every achievement, Modi acknowledged the efforts of all previous governments to make India clean.
"I am not talking politics...this is beyond politics.
"This is inspired by patriotism not politcs. We do not have to do with an eye on politics...I say that with a clean heart...
"If we paint this again with a brush of politics, we will again do a disservice to mother India.
"All the governments in this country have made one or the other effort to do this work. Several political, social and cultural organizations have made efforts in this direction. I greet all those, who have worked," Modi said in his 25-minute address at Rajpath, where he formally kicked off the five-year-long campaign that will cover 4,041 statutory towns.