ASP among cops attacked for enforcing lockdown

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ASP among cops attacked for enforcing lockdown

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

In yet another attack on the men in uniform for enforcing lockdown to prevent spread of coronavirus, several persons, including an IPS officer, were injured when they were targeted by a 400-strong crowd on the outskirts of Bareilly on Monday.
The Bareilly police were informed that a large group of people had congregated and were playing cards at Karampur Chaudhary village in Izzatnagar police station area on Monday afternoon. Subsequently, a police team led by ASP Abhishek Varma rushed to the village to enforce lockdown by sending the violators to their homes.
However, things turned murky when a 400-strong mob targeted the outnumbered police team and pelted stones in which Varma was injured in the leg along with other cops.
Later, additional force was rushed to the spot and it used force and pushed the residents to their homes.
Over three dozen troublemakers were detained and a heavy police force was deployed in the area to avert any untoward incident.
Meanwhile in Bahraich, two Nepalese citizens who pedalled their way to Bahraich from Chandigarh to go to Nepal violating lockdown, were taken into custody by the police and quarantined on Monday.
The youths used to work at an eatery in Chandigarh and were left with no money after the lockdown was clamped in the city. They told the police that to get out of the precarious situation, they rode a cycle for seven days to reach Rupaidiha border in Bahraich to go to their homes at Dang district of Nepal.
The police on their part sent them to Gurgutta quarantine camp for a medical scan and isolation.
Meanwhile in Meerut, three persons were arrested by the police for spreading fake news about a Muslim man spitting to spread coronavirus infection.
Arun Kumar, Manoj and Tarun Gurjar wanted to spread hatred against the minority community and hence cooked up a story.
A police team, while probing a different case in Lakhvaya village, were told that a local, Naimuddin, went to the shop of a Hindu trader and spit there to spread the virus. After investigation, the three Hindu youths were detained and during quizzing it surfaced that they fabricated the story to spread tension.
A case was registered against them at Kankankhera police station and they were arrested under sections 153B (offence at place of worship), 186 (obstructing public servant from duty), 193 (punishment for false evidence), 270 (malignant act to spread disease) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) among others.

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