Protesters in judicial custody

GURGAON: Nine accused over the agitation and attempt to murder policemen and MCG officials in Sheetla Colony in the 900-metre IAF ammunition depot zone, were on Saturday produced in a city court which sent them in judicial custody. The accused were arrested after high drama in Sheetla Colony on Friday when people torched three vehicles after being enraged over their under-construction houses being demolished by the encroachment wing.

An FIR was lodged against more than 100 agitators under the Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 506, 332, 353, 341, 109, 114 and 307 of IPC on Friday in the Sector 5 police station after the agitation. Police had arrested nine accused, who had built their houses illegally.

According to police, the accused were identified as Rakesh, a native of Bihar, Rajesh, a resident of Gurgaon village, Satyendra, a native of Imamganj in Bihar, Vijaypal, Rakesh Kumar and Jaishankar, residents of Sheetla Colony, Sanjeev, a resident of Gurgaon village, Chunmun, a resident of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Vanshraj, a resident of Khajri in Uttar Pradesh.

Police have produced all accused in a city court and sent them in 14-day judicial custody. “We have not detained anyone else in this connection. Our investigation is on and the others accused will be arrested soon,” said Ashok Bakshi, ACP (Udyog).

Two MCG officials and more than four cops received injuries after beaten up severely by people on Friday. The agitating residents halted the traffic on the Sector 5 Road for one hour.

The MCG officials and police had come to bring down illegal constructions within 900 metres of the ammunition depot in accordance with the orders of Punjab and Haryana high court and deputy commissioner but were left shocked when hundreds of residents blocked their way refusing to let the JCB approach their houses.

Source : TNN Sanjay Yadav,  Dec 23, 2012


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