UP: 15-20 people brandish guns, threaten toll-booth staffer
(Sourced from PTI)
In a case of unnecessary abuse of power, around 15 to 20 persons were yesterday booked for brandishing firearms and threatening a toll plaza employee in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The incident occurred roughly around 2:45 pm when the main accused, traveling alone in a car, reached the National Highway Authority of India's (NHAI) Luharali toll plaza, between Dadri and Sikandrabad.
When the accused was asked to pay the toll of around Rs. 100, he expressed reluctance and tried to cross the barricade. "When the toll-plaza official insisted, the accused made a few phone calls," Circle Officer, Dadri, Satish Kumar said. Soon, around 15-20 men arrived there and a ruckus ensued. The main accused pointed a gun at the employee as his aides hurled abuses.
The whole episode was captured on a CCTV camera. Station House Officer, Dadri, Ram Sen Singh, said the aides appeared to be private security guards as they were in similar uniforms. They too brandished their weapons. "It appears from the footage that the firearms they carried were licensed," he said, adding that the police have registered an FIR lodged by the toll plaza management.
The men were booked under IPC Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapon), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) among others. Efforts are being made to identify them with the help of the CCTV footage and a probe is underway, police said.