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Police book 200 men for rioting

delhi Updated: Nov 05, 2010 00:07 IST
Prabhu Razdan

The city police have registered three FIRs against about 200 people for resorting to vandalism at the office of chief parliamentary secretary and torching a police control room van in Ballabgarh on Wednesday.

"We have registered case against over 200 people for resorting to arson and vandalism in the office of Ballabgarh MLA Sharda Rathore on Wednesday," SHO of Ballabgarh City Narinder Singh said.

He said of the 200 men, 15 have been named while the rest were mentioned as unidentified in the FIRs.

The police have registered another case against the same group of over 200 people for attacking a PCR van and beating the PCR incharge, Ram Krishen, and the van driver and later torching the police van.

The third case has been registered against driver of the dumper truck, which mowed down two women in Ballabgarh city area on Wednesday. It was the death of these two women that triggered violence in the city with irate mob going on a rampage.

Violence broke out in Ballabgarh township, about six kilometres from here, on Wednesday after a recklessly driven dumper crushed two women to death.

The incident occurred around 8 am when a dumper coming from Mohna road area killed the women. The deceased were walking on the road when the gruesome incident occurred.

The women were later identified as Radha, wife of Bharat Lal, and Kamlesh, wife of Prithi Singh. Both the women belonged to the nearby Uchha village in Ballabgarh.

A huge crowd of villagers rushed to the accident spot when the news of their death spread. The angry villagers set the dumper on fire. As the mob sighted another dumper on the road, the same was also set

on fire.

For some time the whole area turned into a free for all. Soon the police control room rushed to control the situation. But the irate mob beat the driver of the police van as well as the police officer in it and later set the van on fire.

A huge contingent of police was rushed to the spot. In the meantime the crowd swelled and targeted the office of local MLA Sharda Rathore, who is also chief parliamentary secretary in the Haryana government, and resorted to vandalism in her office.

The police arrested driver of the dumper, Hargyani Singh of Old Faridabad, and registered a case against him.