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Man brandishes firearm for free food in Noida, held

Press Trust of India  |  Noida 

There is no such thing as a free but not for this 25-year-old man in who brandished weapons in restaurants to avoid paying for meals.

The accused, identified as Rahul, a resident of Agahpur village in sector 41 here, was arrested yesterday, the police said.

A complaint was made at the Sector 49 police station in against by a fast outlet, popular for its rolls.

"For past several days, would barge into my outlet, threaten the employees there and take away food," the complainant said, according to the first information report (FIR).

49 said acting on the complaint, they have arrested

"Sometimes he would brandish dagger inside outlets, other times a pistol to get the food," she said, adding that often he would be accompanied by his friends.

He has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code as well as the Arms Act, the SHO said.

She added that the accused has been remanded in judicial custody and faces a jail term of up to seven years.

Earlier the accused has been booked on the charges of robbery and attempt to murder, the police said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 22:30 IST