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Mob torches banquet hall, Metro services disrupted

Posted on Nov 17, 09:52PM | IANS

Angry at the alleged police inaction over the murder of a villager, a mob set fire to a banquet hall under the Karkardooma Metro station in east Delhi, leading to disruption in Delhi Metro services for two hours, police said.

"Around 20 fire tenders were sent to the spot and the fire has been doused," said a fire official.

"The incident occurred around 3.30 p.m. when a group of people appeared at the Metro station and started pelting stones and set the Red Carpet banquet hall on fire," said a police official.

"Metro services on the Yamuna Bank-Vaishali section were suspended for two hours till 6.20 p.m.," a Delhi Metro official told IANS.

"Trains are not stopping at the Karkardooma station for security measures," he added.

The mob was from a village in Karkardooma where a man was murdered Friday.