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Brawl erupts at New Year party in Noida society over selfies with women; Cop among 3 arrested

Noida: According to police, a clash broke out at around 11:30 pm on Saturday after a trio allegedly tried to take pictures with two female residents of the society forcefully.

Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Noida Updated on: January 01, 2023 20:00 IST
A clash broke out in a housing society in Noida.
Image Source : FILE/REPRESENTATIVE A clash broke out in a housing society in Noida.

Noida: At least 3 people, including a policeman, were arrested on Sunday after a clash broke out between two groups which injured four people during New Year celebrations at a housing society near Noida, police said. 

According to police, a clash broke out at around 11:30 pm on Saturday after a trio allegedly tried to take pictures with two female residents of the society forcefully. However, the accused claimed that they were taking selfies and the women just happened to be in the background and it was a case of misunderstanding, an official said.

Video clips purportedly of the incident at Gaur City's First Avenue society in Greater Noida (West), also known as Noida Extension, surfaced on social media, prompting the police action, despite no official complaint from either side, the official said. 

An official of the local Bisrakh police station said, "The women had claimed that the accused were taking their pictures without their consent and when they informed their friends about it, an argument broke out between the two sides, followed by a fight."

"A police team reached the society shortly after we got to know about the incident. The two sides reached a compromise later and there was no official complaint from either side," the official added.

However, the accused were arrested as a preventive measure under section 151 (arrest to prevent a cognizable offence without orders from magistrate) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Bisrakh police station in-charge Anil Kumar Rajput said. The accused have been identified as Bharat Singh (40), a head constable of the Delhi Police, Jai Singh (32) and Kuldeep (35). All three live in the same society, Rajput said.

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