60-yr-old woman robbed of Rs 3.2 lakh
Three motorcycle-borne miscreants reportedly snatched Rs 3.2 lakh from an elderly woman in Ghumar Mandi area in broad daylight on Monday.punjab Updated: Jul 31, 2012 12:46 IST
Three motorcycle-borne miscreants reportedly snatched Rs 3.2 lakh from an elderly woman in Ghumar Mandi area in broad daylight on Monday.
The incident took place when the woman was on the way to the treasury branch of State Bank of India to deposit cash.
After snatching the cash, the miscreants fled towards the Rani Jhansi road.
The division no 8 police have initiated an investigation in this regard after registering a case against unidentified snatchers. The police tried to locate the snatchers through CCTV cameras that are installed at an office near the spot, but could not succeed.
The victim, Subhash Rani, 60, of Chhawni Mohalla works as an agent in the new courts complex. She collects cash from deed writers and stamp venders and deposits it in the treasury branch of State Bank of India on commission basis.
According to the victim, three youths riding a motorcycle intercepted her when she was walking towards the bank from the street adjoining Batra hotel. The youths flashed a knife and allegedly snatched the polythene bag containing the cash and fled. A passerby gave a chase to the miscreants but they managed to flee the spot.
Raising the alarm, the woman rushed to the bank and complained to security guards, who later sounded the police.
The victim has told the police that she has been working as an agent since for the past 25 years and used to take the same route to reach the bank, but it was the first time that she has been attacked by snatchers. She said the snatchers were clean shaven and in their 20s.
"The police have watched the CCTV recording in which some motorcycle-borne youths were seen prowling the area. The police have been trying to identify the miscreants and have alerted the surrounding police stations," said sub-inspector Ranjit Singh, SHO of division no. 8 police station.
Around three years ago on July 18, 2009, four miscreants had allegedly shot Rajesh Kumar, an employee of CMS securities, on the same spot and robbed Rs 3.5 lakh from him. Rajesh used to collect payments from various showrooms, shops and offices and used to deposit in the bank.
Later, the police arrested four educated professionals in robbery and murder case of Rajesh Kumar. The accused who were arrested in the case were Sajnay Das of Prem Nagar, bank employee Rohit Mishra of Shivpuri and Saurabh Dubey of Uttar Pradesh, who runs an event management company, and Amit Arora, who ran a mobile phone shop. After the incident, the police had installed CCTVs in the area.