The number of incidents in which people have been caught spitting into food continues to grow at an alarming pace.
Two men, Sabi Anwar & Ibrahim, have been arrested from Delhi for spitting into dough while making rotis. The duo were working for Hotel Chand in West Delhi. A video of them spitting in rotis had gone viral earlier in the week.
The Delhi Police had investigated the case, and arrested Ibrahim (40) and Sabi Anwar (22). A case vide FIR no 199/21 u/s 269/270/272/273/34 IPC PS Khyala has been registered against them. “FIR has been registered. Hotel was being run on unlicensed premises,” said Prashant Gautam, Addl DCP West District.
The incident comes weeks after another man, Sohail, had been arrested from Meerut for spitting in the rotis he was preparing at a wedding. A video had been taken by a wedding guest and had gone viral, and Sohail had then been arrested.
Last year, a spate of incidents involving people spitting in food had been discovered. A man, Chand Mohammad, and his child were arrested from Rajasthan after the child was seen to spitting into the weighing bowl before selling fruits. Tablighi Jamaat members were seen spitting on the ground while being evacuated during the corona crisis, and railway authorities had said that they were spitting on trains and on doctors. In Tamil Nadu, a Tablighi Jamat member had been booked by the police for spitting on a nurse. In Maharashtra, TikTok user SayyedJameel48 had been arrested by the Nashik police for licking currency notes saying that the coronavirus had no cure, and that it was punishment from Allah.