Fast food joint owner, 20 others booked for assault

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 3

The police have registered a case against Soni, owner of a fast food joint, a resident of Ranchi Colony, Threeke, and around 20 persons for alleged assault, criminal intimidation, causing injury, violation of lockdown, rioting and unlawful assembly under Sections 188, 269, 323, 341, 506, 427, 148 and 149 on the complaint of Gaurav Kumar, a resident of Basant City, Extension-2, and a dealer of used cars in Kochhar Market.

In his complaint, Gaurav told the police that on Sunday night, he saw four persons riding two motorcycles were roaming outside his house around his Tata Indigo car.

He said he came out and asked them the reason for moving outside during curfew hours.

“After which, they got infuriated and started abusing me. One of the assailants attacked me with a sharp weapon. Though I sustained a head injury, I raised an alarm and ran towards my house following which the accused fled the spot,” Gaurav said.

The complainant said after some time, the main accused, identified as Soni, returned to the spot with around 20 persons and attacked him. Some of the assailants also damaged my car and escaped with documents and key of the vehicle when residents of the locality started gathering on the spot. The police said they were investigating the matter. No arrest had been made so far.

In another incident, the police have booked Rajan, a resident of Prem Nagar, under Sections 323, 341 and 506 of the IPC on the complaint of Harish Malhotra of the same colony for allegedly hurling abuses outside the house of the complainant and beating up his brother-in-law Soni Bakshi and his friend Bobby due to some old enmity. The accused also threatened to kill them, the complainant said.

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