Ludhiana: Safai worker arrested for theft of Rs 4.36 lakh at lab

Ludhiana: Safai worker arrested for theft of Rs 4.36 lakh at lab

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 10

The Police Division 8 nabbed a safai worker working with Lal Path lab, located in the NC Complex, Hambran road, on the charges of committing a theft of Rs 4.36 lakh in the lab. He along with his aide had committed the theft on the intervening night of October 8 and 9.

The police have recovered Rs 3.5 lakh in cash from the accused.

ADCP Sameer Verma, ACP (Civil Lines) Harish Behal addressed a press conference regarding the matter today.

On October 9, Jagjit Singh, who is the lab in-charge, had lodged a complaint at a police station in which he stated that he had kept a payment of Rs 4.36 lakh in the main almirah of the laboratory. The next morning, when employees reached the lab, they were shocked to see the broken lock of the main door and cash from the main almirah was missing.

The ADCP said when the police started the probe, the role of the lab safai worker, Deepak (26), of Gopal Nagar came under scanner. When he was questioned, he confessed to having committed the crime along with his friend Vishal.

The accused admitted that he broke open the main door of the lab. Since he was aware about the almirah where the lab in-charge keeps cash, broke the lock of the almirah and fled with the money.

Deepak had been arrested along with Rs 3.5 lakh. The remaining cash was with Vishal and raids were being conducted to nab him, Verma said.

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