In a shocking state of events, actor Aansh Arora recently accused the Ghaziabad Police authorities for subjecting him to third degree torture. The incident happened on 12th May after the actor had a tussle at a Shopping Mall. The actor registered a complaint against police for hurting him and his brother. A video with his footage at the mall also went viral shortly after the incident.
Well, according to the latest development, the actor has now been booked for attempt to murder after six masked men claiming allegiance to the actor fired gunshots at the store on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. According to the police, goods worth Rs 20 lakhs have been destroyed.
On the basis of the complaint filed by a store staff, an FIR against Aansh and six unidentified persons has been registered under IPC Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) at the Indirapuram Police Station, said Sandeep Singh, Station House Officer, Indirapuram Police Station.
According to Abhinav, the complainant, who is a staffer at the store, the incident happened at around 1.55 am. “The men shattered our store entrance by firing at it and barged in. They started vandalising the store with hockey sticks. Before I could dial 100, one of them pointed a gun at me and said, ‘Aansh bhai ke khilaf jo report likhwai hai woh wapas le lo, warna achcha nahi hoga’. He was also asking for the CCTV footage,” said Abhinav, who added that the assailants fired 10 rounds of gun shots.
It was only when the armed security guard of the store fired a shot in the air that the assailants reportedly fled. “While I dialled 100, the security guard outside the store fired a shot in the air, which is when the men fled the spot. The mall security’s Quick Response Team’s (QRT) van, stationed outside the store, was also vandalised by the men, its glass shattered with hockey sticks,” added Abhinav.
By the time the police reached the spot, the masked men had fled. The police took the CCTV footage of the store and filed a complaint against Aansh Arora and six unknown people. “We are trying to ascertain whether Aansh was among those who attacked the store or not. The CCTV footage of the store is being analysed and investigation is on, after which we will make arrests,” said Aparna Gautam, Circle Officer, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad Police. She added that goods worth `20 lakhs have been destroyed and the store will now remain shut for a few days pending renovation.