Policeman From Aligarh Injured Amidst Lockdown Frenzy

Publish On: 22 Apr, 2020 04:08 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

GHAZIABAD: A policeman ended up being injured in a stone-pelting incident that took place in Bhujpura in Aligarh on the morning of Wednesday, April 22. The incident occurred when a team of police tried to conciliate 2 vegetable vendors, as per the official sources.

Chandra Bhushan Singh, the district magistrate informed, “The vegetable market of the area opens from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the lockdown. When a police team went to enforce the lockdown, they found two vegetable vendors fighting with each other. When the team tried to pacify them, some people started throwing stones at the police. In the process, one police constable received minor injuries."

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“The miscreants are being identified and an FIR will be registered against them. Meanwhile, the administration has decided that the Bhujpura vegetable market will remain shut on Wednesday. The residents could buy vegetables from the exhibition ground vegetable market in the morning slot," he further said.

Nearby locals also informed that the situation looked quite tense in the said area, which is communally sensitive.

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Apart from this, another COVID-19 positive case was reported from the city this week, on Tuesday. The patient is a cousin to another one the person who lost their lives to the virus on the very same day. There are currently only 2 active cases in the city of Aligarh.