Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 11
With the arrest of four persons, the police have cracked the case in which a cloth trader and his money-exchanger son was looted by armed persons near Sultanwind Gate here on September 26.
Though the police were tight-lipped over their arrest, sources confirmed the development. Those arrested were identified as Dharminder Singh, alias Gagandeep Singh, alias Haddi, of Jawahar Nagar Mehta Road; Shamsher Singh, alias Sherry, of New Jawahar Nagar; Kishanjit Singh, alias Kishan, of Maqboolpura and Jatinder Lal of Kadranbad village falling under Kathunangal police station here.
Davinder Singh, a cloth trader at Golden Cloth Market, near Sultanwind Gate, and a licence holder of Western Union was looted by four armed robbers. His uncle Wazir Singh and his cousin Daljit Singh (Wazir Singh’s son) were also there. He told the police that at 11.15am, a customer Simranpreet Singh came to get UK pound worth Rs1 lakh. In the meantime, four unidentified persons came, three of them equipped with pistols. The accused had covered their faces. The police had procured the CCTV footage of the suspects who as per the complainants pointed pistols at them and took away the bag containing Rs7.5 lakh cash, 560 UK Pounds, 400 USD, 6,200 Dirham from the cash counter and Rs1 lakh cash from Simranpreet Singh and Davinder’s gold chain weighing 13gm.
The incident led to criticism of the police as it claimed to have been on high alert following the strike call by farmers and seizure of explosives smuggled from Pakistan with the help of drones.
Sources said the police were ascertaining the previous records of the suspects besides trying to recover the weapons used in the crime and the foreign and Indian currency looted at the time of the incident.
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