Ghaziabad toll booth staff fired at, cash looted

Ghaziabad: A day after a toll booth operator was shot dead on the Gurgaon Expressway, a group of around 14 youths allegedly opened fire and looted cash from employees of Dasna toll plaza in Mussoorie area here on Saturday.

Suneel Chaube, a ticket collector at the toll plaza said that a group of youths had an argument with employees of the booth last night over payment of toll fee to use the highway.

The youths, in four cars, were locals and refused to pay the fee, insisting that they must be allowed to go without paying any money, Chaube said.

He said when the attendants insisted that the fee be paid, arguments followed and the youths fired many rounds in the air and fled with the cash that the toll staff had collected.

However, no complaint has been lodged in this connection.

An attendant of a toll plaza at Kheri Daula in Gurgaon was shot dead on September 22 by unknown persons apparently after they had an argument over payment of toll fee.