The local police booked nine persons, including the nephew of a UP-based liquor baron, for posing as an SSP while they were entering the PCA stadium and allegedly threatening a police personnel before the IPL match on Sunday.
The police also recovered a .32 bore revolver from one of the security guards of the accused. The guard was also booked under the Arms Act. The security guards of the accused allegedly created a ruckus outside the stadium.
According to the police, they received a call from the cops who were deputed at the PCA that some people were misbehaving with them at the entry gate and one of them was posing as an SSP.
After this, a police team of Phase VIII police station reached the spot and apprehended nine persons, including Paarth Wadia who is nephew of UP- based liquor baron Dinesh Wadia.
The officials of Phase VIII police station told Chandigarh Newsline that Paarth along with his friends and private security guards went to Amritsar for paying obeisance and then came to Mohali to watch the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Pune teams on Sunday. Wadia reached the PCA in his Porche car and his security guards were ahead of his vehicle in a Gypsy and a Tata Safari.
The police officials said that when they stopped the Gypsy, a security guard who was later identified as Mandeep Singh told the cops that the SSP was coming in the Porcshe car. The cops first allowed the vehicles to go but later stopped them as they became suspicious.
A police officer who is investigating the case said that when they searched all the persons sitting in the three vehicles, they came to know that there was no SSP travelling in the car and the security guards were telling a lie.
The officer added that when the security guards of Paarth Wadia were searched by the police, a .32 bore revolver was recovered from one of them.
“The revolver was licensed but the licence was valid only in UP so the security guard was illegally carrying the weapon. He was booked under various sections of the Arms Act while the other persons were booked for impersonation,” said the investigating officer of the case.
Police sources said that the accused also created a ruckus outside the stadium when the cops stopped Paarth’s vehicle.
The police said that nine persons, including Paarth and his security guard Mandeep, were booked under sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) of the Indian Penal Code while Jitender Kumar, another security guard, was booked for carrying a weapon with an invalid licence under various sections of the Arms Act.
Apart from Jitender Kumar, all the other accused, including Paarth, were later released on bail.