Amritsar, January 12
Even as the Punjab Police claimed to have tightened the security in the holy city following imposition of the Model Code of Conduct in view of the ensuing Assembly elections, robbers are striking at their will in rural as well as in city areas.
The Jandiala police station area has witnessed a number of robbery instances in the recent past, nevertheless it has failed to nail the perpetrators so far.
In the latest incident, a grocery store owner was shot at and robbed by three armed persons in the Jandiala Guru area, when he was shutting down his shop late on Monday evening. The victim identified as Dilkaranpreet Singh was rushed to the hospital for treatment, while the police have registered a case in this regard.
In his statement, he said around 8pm, he along with his mother Surjit Kaur and daughter Jasnoor Kaur was present at the shop. He said he was about to leave, when three persons came on a bike. They had a double-barrel gun and a country-made pistol. Immediately after entering the shop, they took his mother hostage and threatened to kill her. They asked him to handover whatever cash he had in the cash box.
He said he gave his entire sale (Rs37,000) to them. He said they then shot him in the leg and fled. Her mother raised an alarm and he was rushed to a hospital for treatment. The police authorities said a case under Sections 307 and 379-B of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act has been registered against three unidentified persons.
Earlier, on January 7, five youths looted a finance firm branch at Jandiala. They took away Rs1.44 lakh from an employee Harwinder Singh and Rs11,200 from another employee Gurpreet Singh after pointing a weapon at him.
On the same day, six car-borne robbers snatched Rs90,000 cash, mobiles and a car having shawls and stoles from a garment trader Gurdev Singh of Bhattia village in Hoshiarpur. He along with Sarabjit Singh was going to Mehta on January 6.
Rakesh Kaushal, SSP, Amritsar Rural, said the police teams have been working on clues which they got during investigations of these cases. We are hopeful to crack these cases soon by arresting the perpetrators.
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