UP mob attacks doctors, cops of quarantine team | India News – Times of India

BAREILLY: A team of well being employees and police officers got here underneath heavy stone pelting by an irate mob on Wednesday once they reached Nagphani in Moradabad, UP, to remove the brother of a deceased Covid-19 affected person to a quarantine facility. Two docs and 4 cops suffered severe accidents within the assault.
Condemning the incident, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordered motion underneath the National Security Act (NSA) towards these concerned within the assault.
The Covid-19 affected person had died on Monday and his brother has developed fever and chilly, basic coronavirus signs. Nagphani has, in the meantime, been “sealed” and declared a “Covid hotspot”.
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Sources mentioned rumours that some people can be picked up from the minority-populated space for testing and despatched to quarantine centres “no less than detention camps” began all of it.
Defying lockdown norms, a mob of round 100 focused the 2 ambulances and police automobiles that had come to Nagphani to take with them the Covid affected person’s brother. At least 25 folks, together with 10 ladies, have been later arrested by police. Raids are on to nab the others.
“When the family came out of their house on seeing a medical and police team, people there started throwing stones at us. The situation is under control now though,” SSP Amit Pathak, who rushed to the spot along with DM RK Singh, said. Pathak added that section 144 was violated and the men and women responsible for it will also be charged under Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act. “Plus, motion might be taken underneath the National Security Act. An FIR is being registered underneath related sections.”
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One of the ambulance drivers mentioned a big crowd assembled as they reached the place. Under assault, some of the well being employees needed to cover within the slim bylanes. “Two doctors and a few health workers were hurt. The doctors, I believe, have suffered major injuries,” he mentioned, claiming that the folks even tore the security jackets of the medical team.

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