Seven persons, including chairman of Mankapur Nagar Panchayat, were arrested on Sunday in connection with assault and loot, police said here.

Chairman Vikram Singh, Ashwani alias Pappu, Sangram Singh, Anand Singh, Joginder and Mukesh Gupta were arrested on charges of assaulting a medical store owner and others and loot yesterday, they said.

The medical store owner Atul Kumar in his complaint claimed that Vikarm and the other accused came to his shop and assaulted him and three others.

He alleged that the accused opened fire in air, looted a gold chain and cash and threatened him of dire consequences. - PTI