Pune: In view of the rising use of ‘koyta’ or billhook by anti-social elements to terrorise and attack people in Pune of late, the police have instructed the sellers of agricultural implements to maintain a record of those buying such tools by noting down their Aadhaar card details, an official said on Thursday.
The move comes in the wake of a spurt in incidents of miscreants, including minors, attacking and terrorising people with koytas. Several incidents involving members of the so-called ‘koyta gangs’ bullying people by brandishing billhooks, especially in areas located on the outskirts of Pune, were reported in the past few months.
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