Gold jewellery, cash stolen from house

Tarn Taran, June 10

Five burglars struck at a house in Padhri Kalan village and took away gold ornaments, cash and other valuable articles by detaining family members on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. The robbers committed the crime when family members were sleeping in the courtyard of the house. Baldev Singh, head of the family, in his statement to the police said the robbers snatched his licensed rifle with cartridges and then locked the family in a room. He said the robbers took away 180-gm gold ornaments and Rs 2.25 lakh, besides a Swift car parked in the house. He said the robbers were targeting NRI families in the border belt. The Chabal police had registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. — OC

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