Toll plaza ransacked by tribal villagers in Thane
A modern toll plaza inaugurated last year at Talasari was ransacked by an irate mob, which also looted cash, rural police said.
Thane: A modern toll plaza inaugurated last year at Talasari near here was ransacked by an irate mob, which also looted cash, rural police said on Friday.
The mob, consisting of local tribal villagers, attacked the plaza located on the busy Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway last night, they said.
Inspector Sunil Gaonkar of Talasari Police Station said the locals had been demanding jobs at the toll collection centre since long.
As the plaza operator could not fulfil their demands they gathered in a group and vandalised the premises. The mob looted Rs 20,000 in cash and damaged computers and other equipment, he said.
Police have arrested eight to ten villagers on rioting and other charges, Gaonkar said.