Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 24
The city witnessed one more incident of snatching that took place inside a shop here on Friday. The incident also raises a question mark over the functioning of the Punjab Police, which has miserably failed to check crime. This time, a woman customer was looted by two unidentified persons at gunpoint.
The incident has caused a sense of fear among shopkeepers, trading community and residents. With the arrest of a gang recently, the police had claimed that it would curb the robberies, especially wherein shopkeepers were being targeted.
As per information, Shama Sharma, a resident of Guru Nanak Avenue located on Majitha Road, had gone to a cloth house situated in Shaheed Udham Singh Colony. She said as she entered the shop, two unidentified persons entered the shop and pointed a pistol at her and asked to hand over whatever she had.
The victim said as the shop owner, Arun Kumar, started arguing with them, they snatched her hand bag containing Rs 7,000 cash and other IDs and fled from the shop. The police have registered a case in this regard.
On September 17, the police had claimed to have arrested two robbers involved in robbing as many as seven grocery and departmental stores. The police had hoped that it would curb such incidents. The police had arrested the duo, identified as Prince, a resident of Sultanwind Road, New Azad Nagar, and Amandeep Singh of Bagh Ramanand area.
However, again a couple of instances were reported to the police in which shopkeepers were looted. Police Commissioner Sukhchain Singh Gill said efforts were on to nab the accused. They would be behind bars soon.
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