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Local groups clash in Chinchwad, damage 20 vehicles

Police cite old enmity as the reason, yet to make any arrest.

pune Updated: Sep 10, 2017 15:05 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
The accused vandalised more than 20 vehicles parked in Chinchawad gaon area.
The accused vandalised more than 20 vehicles parked in Chinchawad gaon area.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

More than 20 vehicles were damaged during a clash between two groups over past enmity late Thursday evening at Chinchwad.

According to police officials, two groups from Pimpri-Chinchwad got into a heated argument related to Ganesh immersion procession, which led to violence and vehicles parked nearby were also damaged by the groups.

Police said that more than 20 vehicles parked in the Chinchwadgaon area were damaged.

Vishal Dattatray Badhe, a resident of Chinchwadgaon, filed a complaint at the Chinchwad police station after his vehicle was damaged. In his complaint, Badhe said that unidentified youths, led by Vicky Gholap, attacked the vehicles using weapons including a sickle, iron and wooden rods.

When Badhe tried to protect his vehicle from the attackers, one of the gang members assaulted him and stole money from his pocket.

The police have booked the attackers under Sections 143, 144, 147, 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to the police officials, Gholap was also injured in the incident. Investigating officer Vinayak Salunke said, “A gang of around seven members in their 20s has damaged the vehicles parked near Kalbhairav Mandir. We have registered a case against them.’’

According to Salunke, the vehicles damaged in the incident include Tempo Traveller, car, SUV, autorickshaw, bikes and a school van. Salunke said the incident was the result of enmity between two local groups and one of the attackers has a criminal record.

No arrests have been made in the case as the police are trying to ascertain the identity of the other attackers.