A scrap dealer and his aides allegedly attacked a Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam tax official on May 15 while he was conducting an anti-encroachment drive in Vijay Nagar area. Soon after the Nagar Nigam Employees Association reportedly announced that they would go on strike if the alleged assailants were not arrested soon. The official Banarasi Das is said to have sustained internal injuries and had to be admitted to a hospital. The official reportedly on instructions of the Vijay Nagar Zone chief was filming the encroachments when the alleged attacker pounced on him with his accomplices and attacked him with blunt objects. According to sources, the area residents had made complaints against the scrap dealer and the Nigam officials was there to verify the facts.