Three armed men set a liquor store in Gurugram on fire over business rivalry and fled.
The police said that the incident took place around 10.30 am in Berka village in Bhondsi. While two accused in the case have been identified the identification of others is underway.
The liquor shop is owned by Naveen Yada who informed police that three men arrived at his shop in a jeep and threatened a salesman on duty. The men told the salesman that they would now run the store and asked him to leave. The accused were armed and put a lock on the store, claiming that they would now operate it.
The complainant further told police that a few minutes later, the accused arrived in an SUV and opened the store. They took cash and some boxes of liquor from the store and when my employee tried to stop them, they assaulted him and set fire to the store.
The police stated that liquor worth at least Rs 18 lakh had been kept in the store, which was gutted.
The police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control however the accused had fled.
The CCTV cameras have captured the incident and police are making efforts to arrest them.
The police have registered an FIR under sections 380 (theft in dwelling house etc), 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house etc), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.