UT Police booked three people for allegedly vandalising Centra Mall,Industrial Area,on Friday. The accused were reportedly captured in a CCTV camera while breaking the glasses of the mall at 5 am.
According to the CCTV footage,a car stopped on the road near the first entrance of the mall and two people jumped over the hedge and approached the entrance door. Later,according to the footage,they broke the glass wall of the mall on either side of the entrance door with rods,following which they fled in the car.
The security guards,who were on the opposite end of the mall,raised an alarm. A PCR van on patrolling duty near the mall heard the security officials and chased the accused.
The security guards on duty said that the accused were in a car,which did not have a number plate. The same was confirmed by the PCR staff. Though the PCR van tried to chase the accused,they failed to nab them, said Sanjeev Verma,Manager,Centra Mall.
A case has been registered in the Industrial Area Police Station for rioting and trespassing. Verma added,Police have taken the CCTV footage and are scrutinising it. But,the faces of the miscreants are not clear. Also,my staff had not reported any kind of brawl in the mall that could have led the unidentified men to vandalise the mall.
He also said that two months ago,some people had thrown bricks at the mall in wee hours. No damage was caused to the mall then,so we did not file a complaint with the police, Verma added.