Maharashtra: Firing at cable operator’s office in Thane, case registered against 4 people

Thane: Four men allegedly threatened the employees at a cable operator’s office in Maharashtra’s Thane district and one of them opened fire on the premises following an argument. The police gave this information on Monday. No one was injured in the incident that took place in Ulhasnagar area around 7 pm on Sunday and a case has been registered against four persons, a police control room official said.

The accused went to the cable operator’s office, inquired about the owner and asked the staff to stay away from the person whom they had named, the officer said. They later got into an argument with the security personnel at the entrance of the office and one of the accused allegedly opened fire.

The Hill Line police have booked the four accused under Indian Penal Code sections 452 (trespass after preparation for causing hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 440 (with preparation for causing death or causing hurt), the official said. A case has been registered under sections of nuisance), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (act done with common intention) and the Arms Act. He told that no one has been arrested so far.

The inspection of the matter is going on. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr. Sudhakar Pathare dismissed rumors of firing at the office of a local politician.

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