Calling themselves members of the Shiv Sena and ‘gau rakshaks’, seven unidentified people allegedly robbed a canter owner of cows, and calves he was carrying in it during wee hours on Monday.
Gursewak Singh, a resident of Moga district, along with his two aides Kalu and Risakhat, who was carrying eight cows and two calves in a canter from Moga to Harchowal village via national highway-15, told the police at Harike, “When we reached near Jeoneneke village at around 2.45 am, a white colour Balero, with as many as seven occupants, started following us. They forced us to stop in the middle of the road. Then they entered the canter and aiming a pistol on my head, two of them said that they are workers of the Shiv Sena and they are to attest the cows at their Makhu office.”
He added, “They carried us toward Makhu town at pistol point. Before reaching the town, they turned toward a lonely place near Jallewal village. Then they tied us with a tree with a rope at the place, and drove away the canter with cows and calves, mobile phones and `75,000 in cash.”
A case has been registered under section 382 (theft) of the IPC against seven unidentified people at the Harike police station, said, assistant sub-inspector Balbir Singh, adding, the police were making efforts to trace the accused.