Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Mar 26: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday affirmed that the attacks on the police and health personnel won't be tolerated as they are risking their lives to battle the COVID-19 spread.
Speaking in Mumbai, he sternly warned that the police and citizens should follow self-discipline else armed forces will be called in to tackle the crisis. Two youths abused and manhandled a patrol team while a motorbike-borne accused dashed a cop in Thane and Palghar districts, respectively, near Mumbai, reports said on Wednesday.
The Deputy CM cited the instance of the US where the help of armed forces was taken for implementing the lockdown assertively.
He further said that there is enough stock of essential commodities for serving the people during the 21-day lockdown however citizens are still crowding the markets.
Hence, the local authorities have been asked to plan for doorstep deliveries of such goods, he added.
He appealed to the social outfits to come forward for the help of needy and homeless people reeling under the COVID-19 time. UNI