Jeweller robbed of Rs 5 lakh

Carjacking at gunpoint reported in Tarn Taran

Jeweller robbed of Rs 5 lakh

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 4

On Tuesday, armed persons robbed a jeweller (Rajesh Jewellers) of Rs5 lakh in Lopoke. The victim, Deepak Kumar, told the police that he along with his father, Ashwani Kumar, and uncle Rajesh Kumar were present at the jewellery shop when four-car borne armed persons entered the shop.

He said around 5.45 pm, a car stopped a few meters ahead of their shop and four persons entered their shop. He said the accused looted jewellery and cash worth Rs5 lakh at gunpoint.

He said when he resisted, they fired at him. The victim said after they raised an alarm, locals started gathering and the accused fled from the spot.

Investigating Officer Angrej Singh said the investigation was underway. He said CCTV cameras were not installed in the shop.

A case under Sections 307, 379-B (2) and 394 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against unknown persons.

In another incident, Amrik Singh, a resident of Guru Nanak Pura, Islamabad, was robbed by armed persons when he was returning home after leaving his wife at Pakhoke, Tarn Taran, on Tuesday.

He told the police that he along with his wife, Amamdeep Kaur, went to his father-in-law’s house at Pakhoke village in Tarn Taran on a car. He said he was heading back alone around 9.30 pm and parked his car opposite Gurdas Filling Station to answer the call of nature.

He said two unidentified persons came on a motorcycle and pointed a pistol at him. The victim said one of them sat with him in a car and asked him to drive the vehicle. He said they took him near Dera Nirankari Bhawan where their three accomplices were waiting for them. He said the accused robbed Rs8,500, ATM, Aadhaar and pan cards and sped away with his car.

The police have registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC and the Arms Act against unknown persons.

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