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Rs 9.8-lakh robbery Cops still clueless; family gathers information through WhatsApp

With local police groping in the dark regarding the identity of the accused involved in the robbery case in which a 63-year-old businessman was robbed of Rs 9.8 lakh at gunpoint, the family members of the victim have started making efforts on their own to gather clues.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 07, 2015 08:41 IST
Vinod Kumar
Robbery
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With local police groping in the dark regarding the identity of the accused involved in the robbery case in which a 63-year-old businessman was robbed of Rs 9.8 lakh at gunpoint, the family members of the victim have started making efforts on their own to gather clues.

The family members have also created a group on a messaging application, WhatsApp, on which they have received photographs related to the incident taken by bystanders in the market. The family is going to create a Facebook page urging the residents to share information about the incident.

The victim, Raj Kumar, resident of Sector 17, and owner of a petrol pump in Sector 20, was robbed on March 30. He had sustained a bullet injury on his right hand.

Malika, daughter of the victim, told HT that they had received photographs on WhatsApp which were clicked a few seconds after the miscreants fled. “I am confident that someone must have clicked photographs when my father was being attacked,” said Malika, who assist her father in operating the petrol pump.

She added that they would create a page on Facebook urging people to upload the photographs and videos.

Malika assured that she would ensure those sharing any information regarding the incident were not harassed by the police. The family has also planned to announce reward for the informer.

To gather clues, the family members are also scanning the footages of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed near the spot.

Malika maintained that they would also write to the Haryana chief minister about the deteriorating law and order situation in the city.

Ambala-Panchkula commissioner of police OP Singh lauded the effort being put in by the family in assisting them in investigation. “An inter-state gang is behind the incident, and we are working on it. We have a few leads, and are confident of cracking the case,” said Singh.

As per the police record, though the number of cases registered from January 1 to March 31 in Panchkula under several heads have decreased, the police performance is wanting in solving them.

The poorest performance is reflected in motor vehicle theft cases, where out of 39 incidents, only three could be worked out. A total of six cases of robbery have been registered, of which only three have been solved. One case of dacoity was registered but cops are yet to solve it.