Carjacking at gunpoint in Amritsar, 2 booked

Carjacking at gunpoint in Amritsar, 2 booked

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 6

Two armed persons with faces covered snatched car from a plywood company official, when he was returning to Amritsar on late Saturday evening.

I work as a sales officer at a plywood company in Jalandhar. On Saturday around 8.35pm, when I was coming back to Amritsar in my car, another car overtook and stopped in front. Two youth came out. They had covered their faces. After coming close to me, they pointed a gun and snatched my car. —  Dilraj Singh, A Resident of Navapind village

Dilraj Singh, a resident of Navapind village, said he works as sales officer at Century Plywood Company in Jalandhar. He said on Saturday around 8.35pm when he was coming back to Amritsar in his I-20 car, another car overtook and stopped in front of his car.

He said two youth came out of the car. They had covered their faces. After coming close to him, they pointed a gun at him and snatched his car. He said he had his laptop and some garments in the car. Following a complaint, the police have registered a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27 of the Arms Act at Majitha police station.

The police authorities said investigations were on to identify the suspects. The CCTV cameras in all routes were also being scrutinised to get some clue.

Auto-rickshaw driver held in snatching case

The Majitha Road police have arrested Maninder Singh, alias Dhanna, of Ishwar Nagar located on Tarn Taran Road, for allegedly robbing Amarjit Singh, a marginal farmer of Dinanagar of Rs36,000 which he had earned after selling his Basmati crop.

Maninder was accompanied by his nephew Jangi while committing the crime. Raids were on to arrest Jangi, ASI Kulwant Singh, Investigating Officer, said.

He said the incident occurred on November 29. Amarjit took the auto-rickshaw being driven by Maninder Singh from the bus stand for a hospital on Majitha Road. He said on the way, the accused took out a dagger near Makhan Fish restaurant and snatched Rs36,000 from him and fled.

ASI Kulwant Singh said the duo was drug addicts and committed the crime for their daily dose. They divided the amount between them. The accused was identified from the CCTV cameras installed near the spot. He was earlier arrested by the police in 2019 under similar offence.

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