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Goons thrash trader and his son

A TRADER of Chhavni Anaj Mandi and his 10-year-old son were thrashed by some goons following a dispute over payment of illegal ?royalty? to hammals (daily wage workers) who are supported by the goons. During the fracas the trader suffered a heart attack and had to be rushed to the hospital.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 13:35 IST

A TRADER of Chhavni Anaj Mandi and his 10-year-old son were thrashed by some goons following a dispute over payment of illegal ‘royalty’ to hammals (daily wage workers) who are supported by the goons. During the fracas the trader suffered a heart attack and had to be rushed to the hospital.

After the incident, the angry traders and farmers, both of whom are victims of the extortion, staged a chakka-jam over the incident and demanded that action should be taken against the accused. Senior police and administration officials rushed to the site to diffuse the situation.

According to information, Rajendra Agrawal (45), resident of 8/2 Kalali Mohalla and his brother Arun had a tiff with Bablu Silawat, who is a listed criminal over unloading of a truck, a few days back. Bablu was angry that Rajendra had paid ‘royalty’ to someone. He thought it should have been given to him.

This morning Bablu had a fight with Arun Agrawal over the same issue. Arun called his brother Rajendra and once against there was a brief skirmish between the two brothers and Bablu and his supporters.

Angered by the incident, Rajendra lodged a complaint with the Raoji Bazaar police station, but when he returned, Bablu and his supporters accosted him and his 10-year-old son Ayush. They started beating them as they were angry that Rajendra had dared to lodged a report against them at the police station.

It was during this incident, that Rajendra developed a chest pain and had to be rushed to a hospital. His condition is now said to be stable.

After the incident, the traders and farmers downed their shutters and staged a chakka-jam and went to the Raoji Bazaar police station demanding action against Bablu and his supporters. They demanded that Bablu should be booked under NSA. They alleged that the farmers and traders were being forced to pay illegal ‘royalty’ to the criminals at the rate of Rs 2 per sack.

CSP P V Shukla said that case under sections 253 and 294 of IPC had been registered against Bablu Silawat and several others.

One killed, three injured in mishap

ONE PERSON was killed and three others ere injured when the tractor-trolley in which they were travelling overturned at Barlai. The tractor-trolley plying from Barlai Jagir to Kadwali was carrying five labourers and some goods of a tent house.

At around 1.30 am the trolley overturned as a result of which Inder (18), resident of Barlai died on the spot, while Rajesh (17), Hariram (26) and Dheraj (18) were critically injured. After the accident, the tractor driver fled. Overloading of the trolley was the main reason behind the accident.

First Published: Apr 18, 2006 13:35 IST