FOUR INEBRIATED youths allegedly damaged property in a petrol pump on Dhar Road, late last night and also beat up the employees. Before leaving they looted Rs 4,000 from the pump. Of the four, three have been arrested.
At around 1.30 am on Monday, four youths armed with rods and hockey sticks came on two motorcycles at the petrol pump owned by Raja Agnihotri.
According to police the culprits came looking for Agnihotri’s brother-in-law Gannu Shukla, a head constable with the Crime Branch, with whom they were having a property dispute. When the accused did not find Gannu at the petrol pump, they damaged the property out of frustration.
They first damaged the windshield of a Santro car parked there. They then beat up employee Anil Shukla and guard Rohit Tomar and also damaged the petrol dispenser and some articles inside the cabin.
They also took Rs 4,000 that was with the pump attendant. However, while the fracas was going on, the employees shouted for help and some of the locals came to help and managed to get hold of three of the accused, while one managed to escape. The police were informed, who came and took the accused to the Chandan Nagar police station.
Those arrested have been identified as Ramkumar son of Narayan Dube, Jagdish Khushwaha, and Naresh Dube all resident of Sudama Nagar.
Manoj Dube, who is Naresh Dube’s brother managed to escape. The main accused Jagdish Khushwaha is son of a traffic department constable.
Just before the attack on petrol pump, the culprits beat up Deepak Mantri resident of Jawahar Marg, while he was at the Hanuman temple at Chhatripura listening to a Bhajan programme. After beating up Deepak, they escaped on the motorcycle.
Meanwhile, those arrested denied before the police that they had looted any money from the petrol pump, but confessed that they damaged property there.