Lockdown: Deshmukh warns of “very strict” action on attackers

Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday warned of taking “very strict” action if police and health personnel are attacked during the ongoing coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

Deshmukh said it is in the interest of the people to co-operate with the police and those from the healthcare system in tackling the COVID-19 crisis.

The minister’s comments come in the wake of reports of cops and health workers being attacked during the lockdown announced to contain the spread of coronavirus.

“Proud of each & every on duty police personnel who are working in the most challenging circumstances. Very strict action will be taken against anyone attacking police/health personnel.

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“It is in your interest to co-operate,” he tweeted along with the hashtag NoViolenceAganstCopsHealthWorkers.

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