Congress leader’s nephew and accomplices thrash toll staff, flee with Rs 1.50 lakh

New Delhi:Police have registered a case against KP Kansana, nephew of Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Minister AS Kansana, and ten others for allegedly assaulting the employees of a toll bridge and fleeing with Rs 1.50 lakh in cash.

KP Kansana and his ten unidentified accomplices were captured in CCTV of the toll booth while indulging in violence on Wednesday, said the district Superintendent of police Vineet Khanna. Police registered a case under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 395 (dacoity) among others, the SP said, adding that the accused fled from the spot and a manhunt was on.

The toll bridge over Chonda river is on the Gwalior-Morena road. As per the police complaint, when the toll bridge staff asked the driver of a truck laden with sand to pay the tax, he said his vehicle as well as three other sand-laden trucks behind him belonged to the family of the former minister AS Kansana, and they would not pay toll. The driver then rang up KP Kansana, and within minutes KP Kansana and others reached and attacked the toll bridge staff with sticks.

They also fired guns in air, and fled with Rs 1.50 lakh cash, police said.