Tribune News Service
Bathinda, March 23
Hours after two incidents of dacoity were reported at petrol stations in the district early today, the police arrested five suspects and seized two pistols, a car and Rs 95,000 in cash from their possession.
SSP Bhupinderjeet Singh Virk said: “Around 2.30 am, an Alto car stopped at a petrol station at Lehra Bega village in the Bucho area. One of the occupants pulled out a gun and asked employee Gurdayal Singh to top up the fuel tank. They allegedly snatched Rs 25,000 from the employee.”
The suspects then went inside the office and snatched the key to the locker from employee Nem Chand. After taking away Rs 2.50 lakh from the safe, they damaged CCTV cameras and LCD installed at the filling station. The suspects later targeted a filling station located at Kotshamir on the Maur road, where they allegedly snatched Rs 55,000 in cash, four mobile phones and two silver chains from the employees, said the SSP.
After getting the information, the police formed teams and arrested the suspects from the house of Niranjan Singh of Pakka Kalan village.
The suspects have been identified as Rajinder Singh; Kulwinder Singh; Narinder Singh; Sukhpreet Singh, and Dharmender Singh.
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