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Rs 1.68-cr robbery: top cops take investigation in their hands

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Panchkula, December 11, 2013
First Published: 20:20 IST(11/12/2013) | Last Updated: 20:21 IST(11/12/2013)

With top cops taking investigation in their hands, commissioner of police Rajbir Deswal and deputy commissioner of police Ashwin Shenvi once again on Wednesday visited the scene of crime where Rs. 1.68 crore were robbed of from the security van of CMS Company.

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Both officers also visited the company and have reportedly obtained closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage from them. The officials said they had dispatched four teams to different places in search of the accused.

Meanwhile, as per sources, a main lead on which the police officials are working on is the involvement of the victims in the loot.

Talking to HT, Deswal said, “There are loopholes in the story of the victims and we are trying to fix them. There are many unanswered questions and we are investigating all possible leads. Also, the registration numbers of a few other vehicles which can be involved in the case have come forward and we are checking them.”

The officials said cyber cell of the police had also been given the mobile phone numbers of the victims and those of a few others.

The officials claimed that they were checking the call details and mobile phone locations of those under scanner. The registration number of the vehicle used by the accused, which was provided by the victims, had been traced to a Rupnagar-based cloth merchant.

Though the police say that there seems no involvement of the cloth merchant in the case, a clean chit will be given only after properly verification.

Four robbers who donned the uniform of Punjab Police robbed Rs. 1.68 crore and two double barrel guns from CMS Company's security van at gunpoint after throwing chilli powder in the eyes of four persons, including two armed security guards, travelling in the van on Monday. The incident took place around noon on the Siswan-Baddi road at Tapriyan village, located on the border of Haryana and Punjab.

The van carrying the cash of Axis Bank, Sector 34, Chandigarh, was on its way to Baddi and Barotiwala to replenish 25 ATM counters in the two towns of Himachal Pradesh.

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