Marshal law is being attacked by Covidiots

Seven mask-less hooligans attack Marshals for doing their duty

On Thursday, two Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) marshals were assaulted near the Jayadeva hospital after they stopped a car with seven members inside for not wearing masks.

K Jeethin Abishek, 23, a BBMP marshal has filed a complaint with the Suddaguntepalya police against the two accused, Sanjay and Jayanth who have been arrested by the police on the same day. Abhishek said that he along with seven other BBMP marshals were carrying out their duty opposite Jayadeva hospital from 7:30 am. He said, “At around 9:30 am, we noticed a Fortuner with seven members inside and only the driver had worn the mask. As soon as we stopped the car, the people inside the car started verbally abusing us. They refused to pay the fine and questioned our authority.”

“We tried educating them about wearing masks and maintaining social distancing but they refused to listen to us. One of my colleague, Marshal Hajarath Ali T generate the challan on the machine and asked them to pay the fine and leave. Irked by this, two of the members started assaulting him and when I intervened, they attacked me too. One of our marshals recorded the entire incident on his phone,” he added.


The marshals sought immediate help and called the police . “As soon as we informed the police, all seven of them got inside the car and told us that even if we file a complaint with the police, nothing would change and fled the spot. We went to the SG Palya police station and filed a written complaint and submitted the video as a proof,” he said.

The SG Palya police have registered a case and have booked them under Epidemic Disease Act along with IPC section 353 and 504. Two of the accused were arrested and produced before the court on Friday.

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Sagar Biswas

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