The stringent National Security Act (NSA) can be slapped on people who attack policeman enforcing the lockdown to stop the unfold of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government mentioned on Friday.
The state authorities’s transfer to invoke the NSA is available in view of stories of a number of incidents of attack on policemen enforcing the lockdown.
“The police is doing its obligation by stopping people to come out throughout lockdown. There have been incidents within the state by which policemen have been attacked by people. To deter such individuals, it has been determined to invoke NSA against such individuals,” a senior Home Department official informed PTI.
The transfer is aimed to deter these who are taking lockdown frivolously and even attacking policemen when they’re prevented, he mentioned.
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 gaggle of villagers on Apr 1.
The police workforce was patrolling Morna village space in Muzaffar Nagar and had noticed the residents gathered outdoors. When the villagers have been requested to observe 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 within the state the place people will not be taking the lockdown severely, he mentioned.