4 held for molesting Panchkula ASHA workers

4 held for molesting Panchkula  ASHA workers

The suspects at the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, for a medical examination on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 9

The police have arrested four youths from Indira Colony for molesting, assaulting and threatening a team of ASHA and anganwadi workers while they were conducting a survey in the colony on Wednesday to reach out to the poor and elderly whose life has been affected due to the lockdown.

The youths have been identified as Javed, Nadeem, Isaq and Azad. They were produced in a local court, which sent them to 14 days in police custody.

Meanwhile, efforts were on to nab their accomplices.

Sector 14 police station incharge Joginder Singh said, “The team had visited the colony for door-to-door survey to ensure everybody receives benefits announced by the government amid lockdown for needy people. Suddenly, a group of nine youths started misbehaving with social health workers.”

“Subsequently, a police team, led by Sector 16 police post incharge Jadgeesh reached the spot for protection, as requested by health workers. But these youths were still shouting and then an attempt was made to drag a lady policeman inside a house. She sustained injuries,” the police officer said.

A case under Section 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 354 (assault or criminal force on a woman with an intent to outrage her modesty), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 270 (malignantly doing any act known to be likely to spread infection) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), IPC, has been registered.

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