Daring robbery: Rs 2L snatched in broad daylight from driver

Daring robbery:  Rs 2L snatched in broad daylight from driver

In yet another snatching incident, three persons robbed Rs 2 lakh from a school driver in Ajnala on Thursday. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 11

In yet another snatching incident, three persons robbed Rs 2 lakh from a school driver in Ajnala on Thursday.

The vicitm, Patras Masih (30), a resident of Punga village, told the police that he has been working as a driver at Sacred Heart Convent School, Punga, for the past 12 years.

Masih told the police that the accused pointed a pistol at him and threatened to kill him if he fails to hand over the bag containing money. I resisted, but the accused snatched the bag and fled away, said the vicitm.

Masih said the school management asked him to deposit Rs 2.07 lakh cash at SBI Bank in Ajnala. He said as he reached near Talwandi Rai Dadu village, three persons with their faces covered came from behind on a motorcycle.

The vicitm said the accused hit his bike with their leg and entered into a scuffle. Masih said the trio tried to snatch the bag from him and as he resisted, they took out a pistol and pointed at him. They also took away Rs 1,000 from my pocket along with my mobile phone, said Masih.

The police have registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against unknown persons.

Gangster attacks DSP at Amritsar Central Jail

Notorious gangster Dalbir Singh, alias Beera, attacked Deputy Superintendent of Police (Security) Sanjiv Kumar at Amritsar Central Jail when the latter was entering the guard room.

According to jail authorities, Beera suddenly came from behind and pelted a stone on the DSP, who escaped narrowly. The CRPF and IRB jawans deputed inside the jail overpowered Beera.

A jail official said Beera, a drug addict was not mentally stable. He was under treatment at a de-addiction centre located inside the jail.

Sources said the jail administration had implemented strict guidelines and reduced timings of gangsters and peddlers outside their barracks.

The Islamabad police have registered a case for attempt to murder, obstructing government servant from discharging his duty and relevant sections of the Prisons Act against Beera.

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