Coronavirus: NSA to be slapped against persons who attack policemen enforcing lockdown in UP


By: PTI | Lucknow |

Published: April 3, 2020 1:20:35 pm





The state authorities’s transfer to invoke the NSA comes in view of stories of a number of incidents of attack on policemen enforcing the lockdown. (Representational picture)
The stringent National Security Act (NSA) will be slapped on folks who attack policeman enforcing the lockdown to forestall the unfold of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh authorities stated on Friday.

The state authorities’s transfer to invoke the NSA comes in view of stories of a number of incidents of attack on policemen enforcing the lockdown.

“The police is doing its duty by preventing people to come out during lockdown. There have been incidents in the state in which policemen were attacked by people. To deter such persons, it has been decided to invoke NSA against such persons,” a senior Home Department official advised PTI.

The transfer is aimed to deter these who are taking lockdown evenly and even attacking policemen when they’re prevented, he stated. In one such incident in Muzaffar Nagar, a sub-inspector and a constable have been severely injured when a police workforce attempting to implement the continued lockdown was attacked by a bunch of villagers on Apr 1.

The police workforce was patrolling Morna village space in Muzaffar Nagar and had noticed the residents gathered exterior. When the villagers have been requested to comply with the prohibitory orders, they began pelting stones on the police personnel whereas a few of them even began attacking the officers with iron roads.

Some different such incidents have additionally been reported in the state the place individuals are not taking the lockdown severely, he stated.

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