A liquor contractor and his armed gang allegedly attacked a tea vendor in Kamahi Devi on late Wednesday and left him seriously injured.
Later the common people who severely bashed up the assailants, set fire on their Mahindra Bolero (HR 49 D 0528) and ransacked a liquor vend, situated a few metres away from the tea stall owned by the contractor.
Police had a tough time controlling the mob. All the injured were then shifted to Mukerian civil hospital. Talwara station house officer said a case had been registered but since the accused were in the hospital, none had been arrested.
Tea vender Rakesh Kumar of Beh Darya is also under treatment in BBMB hospital Talwara. A case of house trespass, hurt, assault and wrongful restraint has been registered against six persons including liquor contractor Sunil Kumar.
Sources said Sunil had received a complaint from a vendor namely Bablu that Rakesh had illegally sold liquor at his tea shop. On Thursday at around 5.30 pm, he along with gang arrived at the tea shop and allegedly attacked Sunil with bat and sharp edged weapons.
They even threatened to chop off his leg and challenged the public who by that time had gathered at the spot.