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Bike-borne snatchers deprive businessman of Rs 5 lakh in Amritsar

In yet another incident of crime in Amritsar, unidentified accused snatched a bag carrying Rs 5 lakh from a businessman on busy Batala road on Friday.

punjab Updated: Oct 29, 2016 14:37 IST
HT Correspondent
Police officials at the crime spot on Batala road area in Amritsar on Friday.
Police officials at the crime spot on Batala road area in Amritsar on Friday. (HT Photo)

In yet another incident of crime in Amritsar, unidentified accused snatched a bag carrying Rs 5 lakh from a businessman on busy Batala road on Friday.

The police said businessman, Ramesh Arora, was going to a bank on a scooter, when the crime was committed.

They said when he reached near Milan Palace, two accused, on a motorcycle, came near him and ran away with the bag after pushing him.

Though, the police reached the spot in big number after the incident, they are yet to make any crackdown in this case.

A team led by DCP (investigations) Gagan Ajit Singh reached the crime scene and started the probe. The police have got hold of CCTV footage from a nearby camera and would go through it for probable leads.

Snatching incidents on rise in city

At a time when Amritsar is witnessing high footfalls and VVIP movement on account of festive season and also to see newly built Goldten Temple complex, crime has shot up in this holy city.

Recently when chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was in the city to inaugurate ‘heritage street’ on October 24, the robbers struck at Court Road. They attacked owner of an automobile showroom and his cashier with sharp-edged weapons, injuring them seriously and took away the bag containing Rs 25 lakh. On the following day, a Toyota Fortuner was stolen.

Similarly, a few days ago, a bag was stolen from a woman, who was on a rickshaw. It contained Rs 5000 in cash, mobile phone and jewellery worth Rs 60,000.

Apart from these crimes, a snatching incident took place outside Jallianwala Bagh on October 22. In this incident, a scooter was stolen. Though, the police has made tall claims of enhancing vigil but back to back incident has exposed its working.