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Joyride over: Youths held for damaging cars

The city police caught 10 persons,including eight minors,on Thursday for allegedly vandalising expensive cars in west Ahmedabad areas.

The city police caught 10 persons,including eight minors,on Thursday for allegedly vandalising expensive cars in west Ahmedabad areas. Police said these youngsters used to go on “joy rides” in the dead of night and damage parked cars for “fun and thrill”.

“For the past two months,residents were living in fear because of several youngsters who used to go on rampage by vandalising cars parked outside their houses. We had registered over a dozen such complaints between March and April. In the last two years,18 such cases were reported wherein over 50 cars were badly damaged,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Sector I) Ajay Tomar.

He said there are about 20 such bikers who create nuisance post midnight. They would target any car they would come across on their way and hit them with stones and baseball bats.

They had damaged cars ranging from Mercedes,Volkswagen and Skoda among others.

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“There are no other motives of these gangs apart from having fun out of such acts which also thrills them. Sometimes when they are caught,they would pose life threats to innocent citizens,” he said.

Tomar said the youths were caught after a month-long investigation,during which police got various clues about them,including CCTV footage.

The youths are likely to be booked under Section 336 of the

Indian Penal Code (IPC),pertaining to posing life threat and personal safety.