The Moti Nagar police booked Shiv Sena leader Parminder Pappu, his son Bablu and 15 unidentified accomplices for trespassing and thrashing staff of Nauhria Hospital on the statement of Dr Satish Nauhria, owner of the hospital, on Friday. The accused are still at large.
Doctors from all over Punjab have criticised the act of the Shiv Sena leader.
Dr Iqbal Ahuja and Dr Narotam Dewan, patron and general secretary of the doctor's circle, respectively, said the accused were trying to create a sense of fear and insecurity among doctors and they were not able to deal with patients comfortably.
“This effects their ability to think freely about the treatment of a patient as they fear that attendants will find unnecessary faults and may attack physically also,” they added.
“Many doctors have immigrated abroad and many others are thinking of closing down their facilities if the present circumstances are not controlled. It is increasingly becoming difficult to give services at night as security is not there and every day there are incidents of crime. Criminals roam around freely with illegal weapons and also have political support,” they alleged.
Sub-inspector Jagjit Singh, SHO of the Moti Nagar police station, said a case under Sections 451, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.