Indore, Apr 8 (PTI) The stringent National Security
Act (NSA) was invoked on Wednesday against four men who,
among others, allegedly pelted stones at a police personnel
who was on lockdown enforcement duty in the city, officials
District Magistrate Manish Singh slapped the NSA on
Javeed Khan (25), Saleem Khan (50), Imran Khan (24) and Sameer
Anwar (22) for allegdly pelting stones at a police constable
on Tuesday night.
Two of the accused will be imprisoned in Jabalpur
while other two in Satna jail, the DM''s order said.
Another arrested accused was identified as Nasir Khan
Superintendent of Police (West) Maheshchandra Jain
said the police constable asked the accused not to loiter
outside when he spotted them on the streets in Chandan Nagar
area of the city.
They started an altercation and hurled stones at the
policeman who escaped to a safer place, the SP said.
Six persons were arrested over the incident and four
of them were booked under the NSA, he said.
All of them were booked under IPC sections 147
(rioting) and 188 (disobeying order promulgated by government
A purported video of the incident showed seven-eight
rioters charging and hurling stones at the constable who is
running for cover. One of the rioters is seen getting hold
of a piece of wood and chasing him.
Earlier, on April 1, two women doctors had sustained
injuries in stone-pelting in Tatapatti Bakhal area of the
city. They were part of a five-member Health Department team
conducting screening for coronavirus patients.
The authorities had invoked the NSA against four
accused in that case too.
Indore has reported 173 coronavirus cases so far,
including 16 cases of death due to COVID-19. PTIHWP LAL MAS