Delhi: 10 held for assaulting toll plaza staff, vandalism

The alleged assault and vandalism took occurred Wednesday morning at 8 and the accused were arrested the following day, said police.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 15, 2016 5:25 am

Ten persons were arrested for allegedly assaulting employees of a toll plaza in south Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri area and vandalising the place, said police Friday. The accused were reportedly angry that the toll plaza staff were charging money from their trucks, police added.

The alleged assault and vandalism took occurred Wednesday morning at 8 and the accused were arrested the following day, said police. “The accused persons were named in the FIR. All were arrested from Aya Nagar. A few more names have surfaced during probe and they will be arrested soon,” the officer added.

According to the FIR, lodged on the complaint of the toll plaza shift in-charge, Baikunth Tiwari, “At least 25-30 persons came towards Delhi-side in cars. They were carrying rods and sticks. First, they vandalised three Mahindra Boleros of the plaza and then they uprooted the barriers and also beat up two staff members, Pappu and Rahul.”

The complainant also alleged, “The attackers threatened us for charging NGT tax or toll from their trucks. They also let 18 to 20 trucks pass towards Gurgaon without paying toll. ” After the attack, Tiwari alerted police.

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