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Extortion: Automobile showroom set afire

Published: 01st August 2013 10:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2013 10:02 AM   |  A+A-

Anti-socials seem to have a free run under Commissionerate Police jurisdiction. In what is another case in the point, a group of local hoodlums barged into an automobile showroom in Jatni and set on fire at least half a dozen bikes after the store owner refused to pay extortion money on Wednesday.

 The miscreants went to the showroom of PGL Ramji Motors located in Ramachandrapur Bazar and posed as customers seeking information about bikes. One of them then brought out a gun and terrorised the staff seeking extortion money.

He demanded Rs 10 lakh, according to a complaint filed by director of the showroom Sanjay Lohia.

When the staff refused, the miscreants poured petrol on at least six bikes and set them on fire and fled, but not before warning the showroom staff of dire consequences. A PCR van was nearby, but it did not come for help.

Jatni Police reached the spot later. No one has been arrested yet. The miscreants have been identified and a manhunt has been launched, police said.

The showroom management had received threats from the same group of miscreants in the past and brought it to the local police’s attention, but to no avail.

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