Mob tries to set ablaze dist supply officer, FIR against 154

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Badaun (UP), Oct 19: A mob of over 150 people allegedly tried to set ablaze the district supply officer (DSO) in Dehgava village after he sealed a fair price shop selling adulterated diesel.

An FIR has been lodged against 154 people, including 150 unidentified people, for the attack, police said on Friday.

The incident took place on Thursday when on a tip off DSO Neeraj Singh raided fair price shop owner Girish Chandra's house and found him mixing kerosene with diesel.

Finding this, the officer sealed the shop of Girish. While returning from there, he was surrounded by a mob including women, which tried to set him afire by sprinkling kerosene on him.

The officer managed to escape from the spot and informed senior officers about the incident.

On his complaint, two FIRs - one against Girish under Essential Commodities Act and other again Girish, Manoj, Sandeep and Mayank and 150 others - were lodged for allegedly attacking him.

Police is trying to arrest the other accused, who are at large.

Last year in Jan, Yashwant Sonawane, the additional district collector of Malegaon in Maharashtra, was allegedly burnt alive by an oil adulteration mafia at Manmad near Nashik.

PTI

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