Four car-borne miscreants robbed a cattle trader of two buffaloes and his truck in Sahnewal area after allegedly kidnapping him and two friends on Friday.
The accused looted Rs 12,000 in cash, three mobile phones from the trader, driver and his aide before locking up them in a tubewell motor room in Sahnewal.
The victims, however, managed to come out of the room and informed the police. The Sahnewal police lodged a case under Section 379 B (snatching), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC against unidentified miscreants in this context.
Jagar Singh of Amritsar, who is a truck driver, said the cattle trader Mohammad Irfan of Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh and his associate Gagandeep Singh of Amritsar bought two buffalos from Amritsar. They hired the truck to carry the cattle to Dera Bassi.
He added that as they reached near Sahnewal, a Mahindra Bolero car intercepted them.
Four miscreants alighted from the car and flashed pistols and sharp-edged weapons and forced them to come down from the truck.
One of the miscreants drove away the truck, while three miscreants kidnapped them and took them to a village in Sahnewal after forcing them to sit in the car.
He added that one of the miscreants was turbaned, while three were clean shaven.
ASI Manjit Singh at police station Sahnewal said the police launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused. The police got some vital clues about the miscreants. It is second such incident in three months. On May 26, four car-borne miscreants had looted a pick-up auto laden with cattle in Dehlon area. The case remains unsolved.