SP Leaders Burn Scooter In Agra To Protest Fuel Prices Crossing Rs 100 A Litre, Booked By Police
Agra, Oct 9 (TNA) Samajwadi Party (SP) workers in Agra have been booked by the police after they set a two-wheeler on fire to protest against fuel price hike. They were angry that the petrol prices in the city had breached the Rs 100 per litre mark.
A case has been registered at the Rakabganj police station for violation of Epidemic Act and for violation of prohibitory orders clamped under section 144. Ten persons, including the city vice-president of the party, Rizwanuddin have been named in the FIR.
CO Sadar Rajiv Kumar said that the protesters set the scooter on fire which disrupted the traffic and the fumes of the burning scooter also caused air pollution. The police officer further added that in case of pollution, separate action will be taken from the Pollution Control Board.
The place where the fire was started was the place of the Municipal Corporation, therefore, a report will also be taken from the Municipal Corporation. The scooter has also been seized. Price of petrol in the Taj City touched Rs 100.60 per liter on Saturday.