Meerut (UP), April 11 (IANS) A city magistrate was injured on Saturday when a team of district officials went to seal the Jali Kothi area in the city that was declared a coronavirus hotspot as per official guidelines.
Four persons have since been booked under the National Security Act, including three connected to the Tablighi Jamaat and one with an area mosque, after four positive cases came to light in the area.
A team comprising civil, health and police officials had gone to the area around 10 am when a mob pelted it with stones, injuring City Magistrate Sataendra Kumar Singh.
Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Sahni confirmed the incident.
A police department spokesperson said the four persons in the area were found coronavirus positive on Friday night, including three Tablighi Jamaat followers rounded up from the Dari Wali Masjid.
The district administration declared the area a coronavirus hotspot on Saturday morning, following which the team was dispatched to seal the area.
Additional police was rushed to the spot after the stone-pelting and many people detained.
District police spokesperson Pramod Gautam said the four persons found corona positive have been handed over to the health officials and quarantined.