Two days after unidentified men stole Rs 3 lakh from the cash counter in the grocery store - In & Out - at a fuel station in the posh Sector 4 of Chandigarh, police will now scrutinise the voice samples of suspects in the incident.
The police on Tuesday had arrested Raj Kumar, who owns an STD booth in Sector 8, on the basis of suspicion.
The arrest was made as the police claimed that the booth owner was hiding vital information pertaining to the identity of thieves.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP), central, Ashish Kapoor said, “The voice samples of the STD booth owner have been collected. They will be verified to check if they match with the caller who made threat calls before and after the theft.”
The pump owner claimed that she got a call at the petrol pump on Monday morning after the theft. She had told the police that the caller threatened of more thefts at the pump. From the past one month the owner had received two calls warning her of thefts at the pump. The call was tracked down to an STD booth in Sector 8 by the police after the initial complaint of Nihar.
The police had also claimed that the booth owner was not able to give any detail about the caller. In fact, the STD booth owner had not even maintained any log book for keeping the record of people making calls from his booth.
The police source said it appeared to be work of someone known or a regular visitor to the pump. Investigations were still on in the matter.