Miscreants go on the rampage in Shimlapuri; 6 hurt

  • HT Correspondent, None, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jan 15, 2015 16:14 IST

Miscreants damaged property and attacked people after the residents stopped them from creating ruckus at the Shimlapuri area of the city late on Tuesday. Six persons were reportedly injured and five vehicles were damaged during the rampage.

Area councillor has filed a complaint with the police against the incident after which investigation into the matter has been initiated.

The incident took place when residents of street number 4, near Durga Mandir, heard loud noise of motorbikes and abuses. The residents immediately rushed out and tried to stop the miscreants who were riding two wheelers.

Councillor of ward number 63 Jagbir Singh Sokhi said as soon as the residents asked the miscreants to stop the nuisance, the miscreants called up their associates and a rampage started in the area. “More than 20 motorbikes came to the area, after which the miscreants started injuring people and damaging property,” said Sokhi. He said more than 50 people had come to the area and got involved in the rampage.

“The residents of the area then started pelting stones. Many residents were also injured,” said Sokhi. Sokhi said two boys involved in the rampage have been identified by the residents and the complaint has been filed with the police.

In charge of the Shimlapuri police station Inspector Balwinder Singh said, “A complaint has been received by the residents of the area. We have registered a case against unidentified persons.”
The police have registered a case under Section 323 (punishment for voluntary causing hurt), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of `50.

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