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Chennai: Police book case against movie theatre for Covid-19 violation

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Chennai: After people thronged cinemas for popular Tamil actor Vijay starrer 'Master', police on Wednesday booked a case against a theatre here for allegedly violating the state government order on permitting only 50 percent occupancy during screening of films due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The popular theatre in the city was one among the many in Tamil Nadu where the movie was released coinciding with the Pongal harvest festival, and is said to have enjoyed a good opening on its first day.The incident came to light when videos of the crowds went viral on social media.

The MGR Nagar police, who registered a case against the theatre management, said a penalty of ₹5,000 was levied.The theatre reportedly allowed more viewers to watch the first.

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