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Updated: 14-01-2019 18:28 IST

A 23-year-old-man was Monday

arrested for allegedly burning eight vehicles over a petty

fight in Thane's Lokmanya Nagar area, police said.

Locals saw smoke near a bus stop in Lokmanya Nagar and

informed the authorities around 3 am about four two-wheelers

and as many auto-rickshaws burning, Thanes regional disaster

management cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam said.

RDMC officials and fire brigade personnel rushed to

the spot and doused the flames, he said.

Senior Inspector S M Patil of Shrinagar police station

identified the arrested accused as Ajay Gumbak, a resident of

Warlipada here.

She said Gumbak's father had bought a motorcycle

recently which was being used by the accused's uncle.

"Gumbak's uncle was paying the loan instalments of the

two-wheeler. The accused went to him to ask for the motorcycle

and the latter refused," the official said.

Enraged, the accused, in the early hours of Monday,

set the motorcycle ablaze, resulting in seven other vehicles

in the vicinity catching fire, Patil said.

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