Published On: Thu, Apr 16th, 2020

17 including seven women arrested in Moradabad for attack on health workers, NSA slapped

Moradabad (UP): Seventeen persons, including seven women, have been arrested for pelting stones on a team of medical personnel and police and have been booked ander the National Security Act (NSA).

The SP said that teams have been set up to nab other perpetrators involved in the incident

The incident took place on Wednesday in Nawabpura area from where a COVID positive patient had died and the health officials had gone to bring other family members of deceased for putting them under isolation.

According to the Superintendent of Police, Amit Kumar Anand, a case has been registered under various sections of the IPC, Criminal Law Amendment Act and Epidemic Act. The FIR was registered at Nagphani police station.

The SP said that teams have been set up to nab other perpetrators involved in the incident.

Earlier on Wednesday, a mob tried to stop a medical team from taking a coronavirus-infected man into isolation. They hurled stones at an ambulance that left four injured including one doctor and three paramedics. A police vehicle was also damaged in the attack.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow said those behind the attack will face action under the National Security Act and the cost of damages to public property will be recovered from them.

“Attack on policemen, health workers and those involved in the sanitization campaign is an unpardonable crime, which is most condemnable,” he said.

Moradabad District Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Singh said that the situation in the area was under control.

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