UP CM Yogi Adityanath asks lockdown violators to be law-abiding citizens or face NSA

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YOGI Adityanath government has warned people saying that whoever is detected attacking or obstructing police personnel engaged in enforcing lockdown in sprawling Uttar Pradesh will be booked under The National Security Act. An official said in Lucknow on Friday, April 3 the state government has taken the decision following several incidents of attack on policemen enforcing the lockdown. “The police are doing duty by preventing people to come out during lockdown. There have been incidents in the state in which policemen were attacked by people. To deter such persons, it has been decided to invoke NSA against such persons,” a senior Home Department official told PT. In Muzaffar Nagar, a sub-inspector and a constable were seriously injured when a police team trying to enforce the ongoing lockdown was attacked by some villagers on April 01. The police team was patrolling Morna village area in Muzaffar Nagar and had spotted the residents gathered outside. When the villagers were asked to follow the prohibitory orders, they started pelting stones at the police personnel while some of them even started attacking the officials with iron roads. Some other such incidents have also been reported from other places, he added. ( Image courtesy : Pradeep )

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