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Demolition drive turns violent

india Updated: Apr 17, 2012 02:08 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
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A demolition drive to raze a wine & beer shop — falling under 900-metre restricted area of Gurgaon’s ammunition depot — near Maruti factory in Udyog Vihar, turned ugly on Monday after area residents pelted stones at the demolition squad.

Two labourers were injured in the incident.

An altercation between MCG officials and owners of the wine and beer shop is said to have lead to the stone-pelting incident.

Following the orders of deputy commissioner PC Meena, the drive was conducted jointly by the district town planning (enforcement) and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).

“We reached the site with the team and questioned the owner of the wine and beer shop. Within minutes, a large number of people gathered at the spot. Though we were accompanied by police personnel, we tried to move away from the site. However, some people started pelting stones at us,” said Kalyan Singh Sandhu, JE, DTP (enforcement).

“My colleague Sanjog Sharma, JE, MCG, had a narrow escape.”

Two labourers sustained injuries on their hands and legs. They were taken to the civil hospital. The MCG team later lodged a formal complaint at the Palam Vihar police station.

A case has been filed against unidentified persons under Sections 332, 353 and 186, IPC.