The government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered authorities to seize the properties of those who performed the violence in Moradabad attackers in the last two days if they fail to pay for the damages done to government property.
Three persons including a doctor were harmed when a gang attacked a health department team that were taking samples for COVID testing. The area had been declared a hotspot after a resident died on April 13. The chief minister is reported to have commanded the officials that if violent mobs destroy public property during a lockdown or during the screening of suspected coronavirus patients, the cost should be recovered from them. The government also directs to magistrates and police chiefs of districts to guarantee the security of health officials and take tough action against those involved in the attack of health workers.
As many as 25 people including 13 women were arrested for pelting stones at the medical team in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Issuing a warning, CM Adityanath said that not only will they be booked under the Epidemic Diseases Act but they’ll also be slapped with sections of NSA. The NSA allows preventive detention for up to 12 months without a charge if the authorities are satisfied that the person is a threat to national security or law and order.
Earlier, the government in Madhya Pradesh had also struck NSA charges on some people who had brutally attacked a medical team that had female doctors in Indore’s Tatpatti Bakhal area.