Last updated: 15 October 2022 at 21:47 CET
In new trouble for the nephew of Uttar Pradesh Minister Arun Kumar Saxena, Amit Saxena, police have filed an indictment against him in an old case alleging he threatened and abused a homeguard on duty. This comes shortly after his arrest for allegedly trying to ram his car into a group of restaurant workers for refusing to serve him after closing time.
The indictment against Amit Saxena was filed on Friday in connection with the incident that took place in the early hours of June 6 at Izzat Nagar police station. “Amit Saxena and another person have been accused of hitting and threatening a deployed home guard on traffic duty,” County Official Tejveer Singh said.
“The allegations against him were found to be true during the police investigation and we have filed an indictment with the court,” Singh added. According to police, Amit Saxena is the nephew of Arun Kumar Saxena, Minister of State, Forests and Environment, Zoological Gardens and Climate Change.
He was arrested on Friday for allegedly abusing staff at a restaurant for not serving him food earlier this week. Later that night he allegedly returned with his men and tried to ram his car into staff eating outside the restaurant. The incident was captured by surveillance cameras.
According to a complaint from restaurant owner Naresh Kashyap’s son, Sushant Kashyap, Saxena had also demanded a lakh of Rs as “rangdari” (extortion). Minister Saxena, when asked for comment on Friday, said the police must abide by the law and there must be no negligence.
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