20 damage O2 tanks, ambulance; booked

20 damage O2 tanks, ambulance; booked

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An injured victim receiving treatment in hospital

Rajkot: Over 20 sanitation workers of GG Hospital in Jamnagar (civil hospital) were booked for rioting on Wednesday late night after violence erupted following a tiff with security guards over the delivery of tiffin to a Covid-19 patient.
Jamnagar B Division police constable Rehka Dafda lodged FIR against Sagar Solanki, Anand Rathod, Mukesh Solanki, Aakash Solanki, Bipin Solanki and 10-15 unidentified persons for rioting, damage to public property and sections of Disaster Management Act
According to police, the problem started on Wednesday afternoon when sanitation worker Sagar was stopped by security guards as he was going to deliver food to one of the Covid-19 patients at the GG Hospital.
On being denied entry, an angered Sagar and his aides entered into an altercation with the security staff at the hospital. They left the campus after sometimes only to return later in the evening.
“The accused came on motorcycles and blocked ambulances and mortuary vans at the main gate at Covid-19 hospital. Later the group started pelting stones on the ambulances and oxygen tanks,” a police official said. “We had used force to bring the situation under control,” he added.
In all 20 sanitation workers were booked for rioting and damaging public property under the India Penal Code (IPC) and other section of the Disaster Management Act.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the representative of sanitation workers met Jamnagar superintendent of police Deepan Bhadran and demanded that a complaint be lodged against police who used force on sanitation workers.

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