At least five people have been arrested by cops for attacking Asha worker Krishnaveni in Sadiq Palya area falling under Byatrayanpura.
Hennur cops have arrested Mohammad Mustaf (25), Suhail Basha (30), both residents of Thanisandra and Ansar Jabbar (35), Sarfaraj Jabbar (38) and Sageer Shareef (40), all 3 residents of Sarayipalya. More arrests are also expected.
Earlier in a day, Bengaluru city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao had appointed Pulkeshi Nagar ACP Tabarak Fathima to conduct investigation.
Rao tweeted: “Instances of Health workers being assaulted and also creating obstruction are Noted.A very stringent warning is issued that anyone who does or supports; non bailable criminal case will be registered and they will be sent to Jail.Doctors n Medical team have our full protection.”
Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan had also ordered cops to initiate strict action and arrest accused who assaulted Asha health workers.
Krishnaveni had visited Sadiq Palya to conduct investigation where she was not allowed to to collect the data of covid-19 positive cases who had visited from other states and also the accused intervene in her work.
Hennur police have taken case in Hennur PS Cr. No. 88/2020 section 353, 188, 504, 143, 149 IPC.