Taking prompt action, the Ghaziabad police arrested five accused wanted in the case of attacking guards of Proview Laboni, a high rise in Crossings Republik, from ABES cut on Wednesday.
The accused are identified as Omvir Singh, Rohit, Himanshu, Deepak, and Feroz. All of them are residents of Dundahera, a village which falls adjacent to the township.
The accused were at large after the incident happened on Sunday night where a group of 7 to 8 men attacked three security personnel, including the supervisor of the society, with sticks and sharp weapons, allegedly after a car was denied entry inside the complex. The attackers also vandalised the guard room in an incident that was caught on CCTV.
The attack took place on the same day after the main accused, identified as Omvir Singh, went to visit a resident of the society. He wanted to park his SUV inside the society but was denied entry, police said. Singh then got into an argument with the guards. He threatened them and went away.
Later that night, at around 9:25 pm, a group of 7-8 armed men with sticks and swords came and attacked the guards, hitting one of them on the head. As the security supervisor ran inside the room to call for backup, some of the men went after him and vandalised the guard room. The men also broke the boom barrier at the entry of the housing complex and fled the scene soon after.
An FIR was filed two days after the incident based on the complaint of Ujjawal Mishra, president of Apartment Owners' Association of the society at the Vijay Nagar Police Station.
All the accused are booked under Sections 147,148 (rioting with deadly weapons), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 427 (mischief causing damage) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of Indian Penal Code.