so called party gate scandal downing street and other offices of the British Government in White Hall. These programs were organized in violation of the lockdown imposed during 2020-21 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, which is under police investigation under Operation Hillman.
“I can confirm that I have received a prescribed penalty notice from the Metropolitan Police in connection with an event on Downing Street on June 19,” Sunak, 41, said in a statement.
Rishi Sunak apologizes
The minister said, “I apologize.” He said, “I understand that the rules for people holding public posts should be strictly implemented so that public trust is maintained. I respect the decision taken in this regard and have paid the fine.
It is noteworthy that recently he had to face allegations of alleged unfair tax savings of his wife Akshata Murthy.
Murthy is the daughter of Narayan Murthy, the co-founder of software company Infosys.
Sunak said, “Like the Prime Minister, I want to stay focused on working for the people of Britain during this challenging time.” Earlier the British Prime Minister (UK PM) boris johnson (Boris Johnson) on Tuesday paid the fine imposed by Scotland Yard for violating the Covid-19 lockdown and apologized “absolutely” in the matter.
This case is related to organizing parties in ‘Downing Street’ in violation of Covid-19 restrictions. “I have paid the fine and I once again fully apologize,” Johnson told reporters in Buckinghamshire.
boris johnson’s wife will also get notice
Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson is also among those who received information about such notices.
Her spokeswoman said: “In the interest of a transparent system, Mrs Johnson confirms that she has been informed that she will be receiving the FPN.” They are yet to receive any further details about the nature of the FPN.
The case of parties held inside the UK Prime Minister’s office ‘Downing Street’ and government offices in violation of the lockdown implemented to prevent the spread of the corona virus is known as “partygate”. Due to widespread criticism in this case, Prime Minister Johnson had to apologize in Parliament.
The opposition Labor Party demanded the resignation of both Johnson and Sunak for violating legal rules imposed by the government during the pandemic.
“Broken the law, lied to the public”
Labor leader Keir Starmer said, “Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have broken the law and lied to the British people time and time again. Both of them will have to resign.”
Scotland Yard said on Tuesday it would issue notices to fines over 50 people who organized parties in violation of COVID lockdown rules at the prime minister’s government office/residence ‘Downing Street’ and government offices in Whitehall, London. was or was involved in them.
Last month, Scotland Yard Police confirmed that it would fine 20 people in the ‘Partygate’ case. Now 30 more people have been added to it.
Notices issued for breaking Covid rules
“As of Tuesday, 12 April 2022, we have given the names of more than 50 people for ‘Fixed Penalty Notices’ (FPN) to the ACRO Criminal Records Office for violation of COVID-19 norms,” the police said in a statement.
“We are making every effort to move this investigation forward at a rapid pace,” the statement said.
The police is investigating 12 cases in which the lockdown rules applicable in 2020-21 may have been violated. It is believed that Prime Minister Johnson also joined these parties. One of these parties is alleged to have been organized in the cabinet room of Downing Street in June 2020 on Johnson’s birthday.
The London Police had sent a list of questions to more than 100 people including the Prime Minister in this matter. The police had also recorded the statements of the witnesses as part of the investigation.