Attendants of Dasna toll collection booth on NH-24 here were beaten up by a group of youth after a brawl broke out when the occupants of a goods vehicle tried to escape the barrier without paying the toll fee.
The incident occurred near Mossoori area on Friday night, a day after a toll collection staff at Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway was shot dead by some unidentified persons.
According to police, the guards were thrashed by a group of eight youths who were travelling towards Delhi in a gypsy behind a potato-laden Tata Canter.
The brawl broke out after the guards stopped the goods vehicle as its two occupants refused to pay the toll fee claiming that they were locals.
“A physical fight broke out between the two parties and around 8 youths in a gypsy, following the Tata Canter, badly thrashed the guards and fled the spot,” Masoori police station incharge Manish Saxena told Hindustan Times.
He said both the parties later reached the police station and agreed for a compromise.
“The Tata Canter was allowed to leave as the LCV owners were local residents and regularly plying on the route. The eight youths took advantage of the altercation and thrashed the guards. Later, they fled the spot and were untraceable,” Saxena said.
He denied media reports about firing and robbery at the toll plaza.
“The compromise of the two parties was registered in our record,” Saxena, said, adding that no official complaint was lodged by any of the involved parties.