New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Delhi Police on Sunday registered an FIR against a couple for allegedly misbehaving with cops after they were stopped for not wearing face masks in the national capital amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The couple -- identified as Pankaj and Abha -- are the residents of Patel Nagar. They, however, were stopped by the Delhi Police officials in Daryaganj on Sunday at 4.30 pm for not wearing face masks inside their vehicle as per the guidelines issued by the state government.

The Delhi Police said that the couple didn't have the curfew pass and misbehaved with the officials when inquired about face masks.

The video of the incident has also got viral on social media where the woman can be seen heard saying, "I have cleared UPSC..."

"Why should I wear a mask in my car? What if I have to kiss my husband," the woman told the cops during the argument.

The Delhi Police has now registered a case against at the Darya Ganj Police Station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the couple and arrested them.

Delhi has been hit by the fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic that has led to an alarming rise in daily COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Amid the alarming surge, the Delhi High Court had on April 7 said that it would compulsory to use face masks even if a person is driving alone in a private vehicle.

The Delhi Hight Cout had observed that a car is a "public place" and mask works as 'Suraksha Kavach' and helps in breaking the chain of the COVID-19 infection.

"The pandemic crisis has increased. Whether a person is vaccinated or not, they should wear masks," the court said in its order.

So far, the deadly COVID-19 infection has affected over 8.53 lakh people in Delhi while more than 12,000 have succumbed to the infection. The city-state had on Sunday reported its biggest-ever single-day spike of 25,462 fresh cases, taking the positivity rate shot up to 29.74 per cent.

Amid this, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a weekend curfew, and closure of malls, gymnasiums, and auditoriums till April 30, as part of restrictions to break the chain of Covid-19 infection in the national capital.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma