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Police no nearer to getting sketch of the accused

chandigarh Updated: Jul 16, 2014 12:00 IST
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Police have formed three teams to investigate the Rs 50-lakh robbery from Rajat Jewellers at Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, on Sunday, even as a clue it found on Tuesday yielded very little.

Cops questioned a worker at a restaurant in Sector 20, after it emerged that he had picked up the phone the robbers had stolen from the shop. The robbers had thrown the phone in the area and the Nepali worker, Harish Chaudhary, had picked it up. The phone belonged to a worker in the jewellery shop, Satish Kumar. When Chaudhry put his SIM in the phone, he was traced and questioned.

“The accused did not use this phone either to call or send messages. We are clear that the accused fled to Zirakpur,” said Suraj Chawla, SHO, of the Mansa Devi Complex police station.

The police have also questioned the victims from whom the car that was probably used in the crime, a Chevrolet Cruze, was snatched at gunpoint.

“We have questioned the victims from whom the car was looted at gunpoint. They were so shocked at the incident that they could not tell us anything of help to identify the accused. I have also gone through the FIR of the case, but there was little information. The accused wore helmets and we have not been able to get a sketch,” Panchkula DCP Rahul Sharma said.

OWNER’S TWO SACKED DRIVERS UNDER WATCH

The owner Ashi Khanna had recently sacked two drivers and the police are keeping a watch.

INSIDER COULD BE INVOLVED

The robbers did not take fake jewellery items that were also on display. “We had kept 3-4 sets only to exhibit our design, but the robbers did not take them,” said Rajat Khanna, the son of the owner of Rajat Jewellers, Ashi Khanna. Police said that this could be a pointer to the involvement of someone who knew the shop layout well and was an insider.

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