Anandpur Sahib cloth trader robbed of Rs 5 lakh in Amritsar

Tribune News Service 

Amritsar, October 10

A cloth trader from Anandpur Sahib was robbed of Rs 5 lakh in Vakila Wali Gali in Katra Jaimal Singh inside the walled city on Sunday. Katra Jaimal Singh area is famous for cloth and garments’ market.

I visit Gali Vakila Wali, a famous cloth market, every Sunday to procure cloth for my shop. When I reached, a youth was already present in the street. He caught hold of me and snatched my bag containing Rs5lakh. —  Jagjivan Singh, Victim

Victim Jagjivan Singh said one of the accused caught hold of him and snatched the bag containing the money. He said he used to come here every Sunday to procure cloth for his shop. 

The police said a case was registered and further investigations were on. The police have procured the CCTV footage of the incident, in which a Sikh youth (with face covered) was seen running away after snatching the bag from the victim. Gurmit Singh, SHO, Kotwali police station, said the suspects would be arrested soon. 

Jagjivan told the police that around 8.30 am, only one shop was open when he reached Gali Vakila Wali after reaching Tahli Wala Bazaar, which is a famous cloth market. He said a youth was already present in the street. As he reached, he caught hold of him and snatched his bag. 

The police said preliminary probe found that there were two youth and one of them stayed outside the street, while another snatched the bag from Jagjivan Singh. They were seen fleeing the spot in the CCTV cameras. He said the accused were not armed and it appeared they knew the movement of the victim and committed the crime in a planned manner. 

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