Kanika had returned to India from London and is currently in quarantine at a Lucknow-based hospital. Reports suggested that the singer had hosted a bash and several social media user called her out for her ‘irresponsible’ behavior. Opening up about the party controversy, Kanika had told Bomay Times, “I never hosted a party. I attended a small birthday bash, which Vasundhara Raje ji has also tweeted about. There were several politicians there, including Dushyant Singh, but it wasn’t as big a gathering as it is being made out. It was a small one where I was a guest, not the hostess. For this, too, I’ve given the health officials names of all those who were at the party.”
Legal action was also taken against the singer. An FIR was lodged against singer Kanika Kapoor by Lucknow’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Narendra Kumar Agarwal, at the Sarojini Nagar Police Station, on Friday night under Sections 188 (disobedience of an order duly promulgated by a public servant), 269 (negligently acting in a way likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life), and 270 (malignant act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) of the Indian Penal Code. According to the Lucknow police, two more FIRs were registered against the singer for negligence, at Hazratganj Police Station and at Gomti Nagar Police Station.