Jeweller shot at in Amritsar for resisting robbers

Jeweller shot at in Amritsar for resisting robbers

Cops investigate the crime scene at Fateh Singh Colony, where a jeweller was shot at in Amritsar on Monday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 12

Three armed persons shot at a jeweller in a failed robbery attempt at Fateh Singh Colony falling under Gate Hakima police station here on Monday.

The victim was identified as Sahil (23), a resident of Gillwali Gate area, who has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment. The police officials reached the spot and started probe. They have been scanning the CCTV cameras in the area to find clues about the perpetrators.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Parvesh Chopra said Sahil was running a jewellery shop in Fateh Singh Colony for the last several years. He told the police that he was sitting in the shop, when three bike-borne persons entered his shop. They had covered their faces. He said as they tried to rob him, he resisted their attempt, following which they shot him in the leg.

As people started gathering, the accused fled from the spot leaving the robbed ornaments behind.

The ACP said though there was no breakthrough in the case so far, efforts were on to identify and nab the perpetrators. The Gate Hakima police have registered a case against unidentified persons for now.

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