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Seven vehicles vandalised by armed  youths in Pimpri

According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place post midnight. Three youth took to hooliganism and damaged the cars parked along the road, police said.

pune Updated: Jul 14, 2018 17:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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One of the vehicles vandalised in Pimpri.(HT Photo)

The spectre of vehicle vandalism has come to haunt the industrial township of Pimpri-Chinchwad once again as seven vehicles, comprising seven autorickshaws, were smashed by irate youths over a petty reason in Mohannagar in Pimpri on Friday night.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place post midnight. Three youth took to hooliganism and damaged the cars parked along the road, police said.

Vitthal Kubade, police station in-charge, said that the trio was armed with weapons and indulged in rioting in the area with the motive of spreading terror amongst residents. “Their action has been caught on CCTV and identities have also been established. We will arrest them soon,” Kubade said.

Ganesh Shinde, zonal commissioner, had launched a special drive against criminals entitled Operation All Out on June 28, wherein 279 criminals on record were brought under the surveillance and preventive action of the city police.

Activists keeping a tab on criminal activities and vehicle vandalism in the area said that the vandals were raising their heads once again and there was a need for a stronger crackdown on the groups indulging in mob violence and destroying property.

It may be recalled that two separate incidents of vehicle vandalism were reported in Bibvewadi and Phursungi slum areas during the first week of July. As many as 26 vehicles were attacked and vandalised by the marauding mobs, involving mostly juveniles.

First Published: Jul 14, 2018 17:57 IST