People ransack liquor vend in Jhumba village

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, BATHINDA
  • Updated: May 24, 2015 21:00 IST

The residents of Jhumba village on Sunday morning damaged a liquor vend alleging that the vend was causing nuisance for the residents and despite repeated requests the vend was not removed.

Based on a complaint by excise inspector Jivan Kumar, the police have booked seven people by name including Gursewak Singh, Gupreet Singh, Pita Singh, Lakha Singh, Kaur Singh, Gurmej Singh, Gurmeet Singh and 25 unidentified people. None of accused has yet been arrested. All accused have been booked under sections 452, 380, 427, 148 IPC.

A cop at Nandgarh police station said that residents of the village were opposing the vend and the employees of the vend had also beaten up a villager two days ago which further infuriated the residents and they damaged the liquor vend.

Another liquor vend was ransacked by residents in Paras Ram Nagar here six days ago. An independent councilor and seven others were booked in this connection.

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