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Too noisy? CM seeks probe

jaipur Updated: Oct 25, 2010 01:38 IST
Rashpal Singh
Rashpal Singh
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The India visit of British comedian Russell Brand and American pop star Katy Perry has run into a second environmental scrape, with the media being their antagonists in both the cases.

On Saturday, the couple exchanged wedding vows according to Hindu customs at the Aman-I-Khas resort near Ranthambore national park in the presence of around 100 guests.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has asked the Sawai Madhopur district administration to probe the alleged violation of noise pollution rules during their wedding ceremony at a luxury resort at Ranthambore on Saturday.

Gehlot, who visited Ranthambore on Sunday, asked District Collector Ravi Kumar to probe the charges after some media persons complained loud music was played at the resort till late in the night.

"A four-member committee of officials from the pollution, electricity, revenue and forest departments has been formed to check violations,” Kumar said.

"It was a private event and we have nothing to do with it but the resort will be penalised if they are found guilty of violation of any rule,” Kumar added.

On Friday, some guests of the couple reportedly got off their vehicle in the Ranthambore National Park and assaulted photojournalists when the latter were trying to take their photographs.

The rules prohibit alighting from a vehicle in the park. The issue concerning the scuffle with the photojournalists was resolved on Saturday when the celebrity couple’s side gave a written apology.