Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Friday condemned the Friday morning attack on policemen trying to enforce lockdown in Tonk, saying seven persons have been detained and an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
The incident took place in Kasai Mohalla of Panch Batti area under Kotwali police station limits of Tonk.
“Non-compliance of curfew and lockdown norms will be dealt with severely”, said Pilot.
Tonk is the Deputy CM’s home constituency which has emerged as yet another corona hotspot of the state with 84 positive cases being registered till Friday. A curfew has been clamped in the district in the wake of the severity of corona spread.
On Friday around 8 a.m, the policemen patrolling the streets were attacked by around a dozen people when they were asked to stay indoors.
On whether provisions of National Security Act (NSA) would be slapped on the accused, the Deputy CM said, “We will deal with them strictly, there will be no compromise on safety of these corona warriors who are risking their lives for others”, he said.
Meanwhile, Bhupindra Singh, Director General of Police said, “We are taking this matter seriously. The District Superintendent of Police has been instructed to ensure that there is no confusion or misunderstanding in any community. Such stray incidents should never recur,” he said.
Vipin Sharma, Tonk’s Additional Superintendent of Police, said, “Five of our men were seriously injured in the attack. All of them were rushed to a hospital and an additional force was sent to the affected area where the situation was brought under control.”
While two of the injured policemen were discharged, three of them are still hospitalised with serious injuries. Their condition was stated to be stable.