According to senior inspector Suraj Bijli, there was no specific reason behind the ransacking and the suspects only wanted to spread fear among people.
“The detained people include three 19-year-olds, two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old. They damaged a car, two autorickshaws and five-six two-wheelers,” he said and added that the accused also hurled abuses at people and kicked shutters of shops in a bid to break into them.
Police said some of the detained youths have offences registered against them and one of the juvenile is involved in a murder case.
The police zeroed in on three of the seven accused in the early hours of Saturday following a complaint lodged by a citizen. They then detained the remaining four accused. According to the police, the accused chose off-side lanes to ransack vehicles and not main streets.
Residents of the area, however, complained that despite the accused spreading terror in the area for around 20 minutes, the police did not reach the spot.