Court orders to Register criminal cases against those who assault corona warriors

India: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court said that it is time for them to take stringent action against citizens, who ill-treat corona warriors. The HC has said that the police authorities must not hesitate in registering criminal offences against such citizens.

A bench of Justice Ravindra Ghuge was dealing with a suo motu public interest litigation concerning with various issues pertaining to the novel Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown.

The bench was informed of the incident, wherein a government hospital’s nurse was assaulted and threatened by her neighbors. The nurse, who was deployed in a Covid-19 ward of the hospital, was pressurised by her neigbors to leave their society as they feared that she could bring in the deadly virus in their society.

Having considered the issue, Justice Ghuge noted, “This court was on the last hearing, assured that adequate protection would be given to the members of the medical faculty. The government counsel reiterates that the Corona Warriors would be given an adequate protection and the local administration including the police authorities would do the needful.”

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