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Delhi: Toll plaza staff shot at six times

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 22, 2017, 4:59 am IST
Updated : Oct 22, 2017, 4:59 am IST

The police said that the injured has been identified as 20-year-old Amar Singh, a resident of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

As Amar was still trying to cope up with what had happened, the three accused came around 5.45 pm and indiscriminately shot rounds of fire at Amar. (Representational Image)
 As Amar was still trying to cope up with what had happened, the three accused came around 5.45 pm and indiscriminately shot rounds of fire at Amar. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: A MCD toll tax collector was allegedly shot six times in Delhi’s Zafarpur area on Friday after he asked three bike-borne men to pay the toll tax.

The police said that the injured has been identified as 20-year-old Amar Singh, a resident of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The police said that Amar is said to be critical. According to the police, the incident took place on Friday afternoon at Municipal Corporation Department’s toll gate situated at Zafarpur on Delhi-Haryana border. 

 

At the time of incident, Amar was on duty and was checking vehicles crossing the border. When Amar stopped three men on bike and asked them to pay the toll tax, they allegedly picked up quarrel with him. When Amar resisted, they attacked him brutally. Seeing commotion, the locals also reached the spot and joined the fight. Amar received blows from the enraged mob. However, another employee made a PCR call following which all the miscreants fled from the spot. 

As Amar was still trying to cope up with what had happened, the three accused came around 5.45 pm and indiscriminately shot rounds of fire at Amar. In the melee, Amar sustained six bullet injuries which left him critically injured. Meanwhile, the attackers fled the spot. The police was informed who rushed to the spot and moved Amar to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to another hospital. On Sunday, doctors operated Amar, who is said to be critical, said the police. 

 

Almost 24 hours after the attack took place, the police has not yet achieved any breakthrough in this connection. According to a police official, when the police verified CCTV footage, they didn’t get any credible clue from there as allegedly the attack didn’t get recorded in the CCTV.  A case has been registered an inquest has been initiated in this regard.

Tags: toll plaza, delhi-haryana border
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi