Three guards beaten up for stopping jeep for checking

July 18th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS  

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Noida, July 17 (IANS) Three security guards were beaten up by a group of youths, one of whom claimed to be a lawmaker’s son, after the guards stopped their jeep for checking at a housing complex in Delhi’s suburb Noida, the police said. At about 1 a.m. Thursday, the three youths, who were allegedly drunk, attempted to barge into Alok Vihar. A girl of the same locality was accompanying them.

N.P. Singh, president of Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Associations (FONRWA), said: “At 1 a.m. Thursday when the youths attempted to barge into the colony, the security guards - Gulfam, Vimal and Ankur - asked them to stop their vehicle for checking.”

“Instead of cooperating with the security guards, the youths thrashed them, and threatened to implicate them in a false rape case,” said V.K. Kataria, a member of resident welfare association (RWA).

The injured guards called the police and the office bearers of the RWA.

R.K. Chaturvedi, senior superintendent of police Noida, said all the three have been booked under section 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The three youths were identified as Rajat, Vivek and Amar. Vivek was said to be the son of a Bahujan Samaj Party lawmaker from Meerut region.

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