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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Activist held for dacoity, supporters seek fair probe

Kurukshetra, August 1

The Kurukshetra police have arrested Ambala Sri Krishna Gau Sewa Society president Ajay, alias Monu Chawla, under the charges of snatching, dacoity and the Arms Act after a driver from Himachal Pradesh was allegedly robbed of Rs 50,000 on National Highway 44 in Shahabad on Friday. Chawal, a resident of Ambala, was produced before a court which sent him to three-day police remand.

Meanwhile, supporters of Chawla claimed that he was being implicated falsely. “There was a tip-off that bovine was being smuggled in a vehicle, following which they stopped the vehicle but the driver sped away,” they said adding that a fair probe must be initiated.

Superintendent of Police Astha Modi said, “In his complaint to the police, Vishal Thakur of Himachal Pradesh, alleged that while he along with his friends was on his way from to Himachal Pradesh on Friday. Around 4 am near Barara Chowk in Shahabad, eight to nine youths signalled him to stop and one of them alleged him of loading bovine in the vehicle.”

Vishal said, “I told them that my vehicle is empty and that I had offloaded tomatoes at a vegetable market in Taraori, Karnal. They snatched Rs 15,000 and when I tried to run away they started chasing me. One of them shot a fire at my vehicle after which we stopped before Gauri Shankar Dhaba where they thrashed us and took away Rs 35,000. They were driving a vehicle of the Gau Raksha Dal.”

A case was registered under Sections 395, 397, and 379 B of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act at Shahabad police station. The SP said, “The vehicle has been recovered.” — TNS

from The Tribune

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