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BJYM district chief and hundred others booked for rioting at UPPCL block office

BJYM district chief and hundred others booked for rioting at UPPCL block office

Greater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police have booked the district president of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Greater Noida and over his hundred unidentified supporters for allegedly rioting at Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) office and misbehaving with the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of Badalpur block earlier on Monday.

Police officials said that the alleged incident took place at the UPPCL office in Badalpur area of Greater Noida on Monday morning when Annu Pandit, district president of the BJYM, and over 100 other persons allegedly barged into the office of Sanjay Kumar Sharma, SDO of UPPCL when he was attending a meeting. The miscreants snatched their phones and held the officials captive for around three hours.

Senior UPPCL officials said that Pandit allegedly wanted to settle a complaint of electricity theft which was lodged against a person named Mahendra Singh in Accheja village of Dadri, earlier in April 2017. Officials said that Pandit had threatened them to retract an FIR they had filed and settle the matter in next three days. "They threatened us to take the complaint back and resume power supply. He also threatened to blacken our face if we did not agree to the demands," said SDO Sharma.

Following the incident, senior officials of UPPCL gave a written complaint to police and an FIR was lodged against Annu Pandit, Atul, Pandit, Raj Naagar and over hundred unidentified supporters. "Taking cognizance of the complaint by the officials, an FIR has been lodged under Indian Penal Code sections 147, 342, 363, 427, 504 and 506 for rioting, wrongful confinement, kidnapping, mischief, intentional insult and criminal intimidation, respectively against three named and over a hundred unidentified persons," said Nagendra Chaubey, Station House officer of Badalpur police station.

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