Twenty-five junior doctors of Agra’s state-run prestigious S N Medical College were arrested for vandalising a local pub, assaulting its staff, beating up policemen and tearing off their uniform when the pub’s staff refused to serve them liquor after closing hours.
The incident occurred at the Ashoka pub and restaurant in Agra on last weekend.
SSP Amit Pathak said 15 junior doctors were still in jail while 10 others had been granted bail. Forty other unidentified medical staff of the college were also booked for vandalism and other charges.
Following the incident, doctors at the medical college went on a strike bringing its emergency ward to a halt on Sunday. Later, senior administrative officers held a meeting with the college principal and other authorities, after which the strike was called off. However, junior doctors did not return to work.
Speaking with TOI, SSP Amit Pathak said, “We met the S N Medical College principal and senior staff members and asked them why no internal action was taken against junior doctors who were booked even on earlier occasions in various assault and vandalism cases. Who is protecting them and ignoring such behaviour .”