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Mob tries to set ablaze supply officer in UP

PTI  Badaun (UP), October 19, 2012
First Published: 10:27 IST(19/10/2012) | Last Updated: 19:47 IST(19/10/2012)

A mob of over 150 people allegedly tried to set ablaze the district supply officer in Dehgava village after he sealed a fair price shop selling adulterated diesel.

An FIR has been lodged against 154 people, including 150 unidentified people, for the attack, police said on Friday.

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The incident took place on Thursday when on a tip off DSO Neeraj Singh raided fair price shop owner Girish Chandra's house and found him mixing kerosene with diesel.

Finding this, the officer sealed the shop of Girish. While returning from there, he was surrounded by a mob including women, which tried to set him afire by sprinkling kerosene on him.

The officer managed to escape from the spot and informed senior officers about the incident.

On his complaint, two FIRs---one against Girish under Essential Commodities Act and other again Girish, Manoj, Sandeep and Mayank and 150 others was lodged for allegedly attacking him.

Police is trying to arrest the other accused, who are at large.



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