Bhopal, April 8 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on Tuesday evening for attacking a police posse who went to enforce lockdown in the old city area. Two policemen asking people to stay indoors were allegedly stabbed when a mob attacked them.
Chief Minister who was furious over the incident ordered a strict action against the elements that forced the health surveyors from carrying out their duties. He said hooliguns involved in the violence would face action under stringent National Security Act (NSA).
The incident had occurred on late Monday night six days after a team of health officials including two women doctors were injured while discharging their duties in a coronavirus hit area at Indore.
Constables Laxman Yadav with knife injury to his neck and Satish Kumar with stab wound on his left hand have been admitted to a private hospital, Talaiya police station inspector DP Singh said.
He said that the accused include history-sheeter Shahid Kabootar (35) and Mohsin Kachori (26).
“We have booked seven persons and 10-12 unidentified accused who with knives, lathis and stones attacked the police party of around 10 at Islam Nagar locality”, he added.
Chouhan tweeted on Tuesday and warned that attack of policemen who are working day in and day out to protect people from the virus won’t be tolerated. Kabootar or Kachori, no one will be spared.