Some unidentified persons reportedly barged into a Punjab warehouse at Aliwal road and fled with 450 bags of wheat after assaulting the security guards, here, on Tuesday night.
According to information, five to six persons came to the warehouse around 2 am and asked the security guard, Sukhpreet Singh, about the road leading to Aliwal village. During their conversation, the accused told Sukhpreet that one of their companions had gone missing from the road. Sukhpreet then called his fellow guard Daniel Masih to enquire about the missing youth. But as soon as he arrived, the miscreants overpowered the guards and tied them with chairs after assaulting them.
Later, the accused called their companions, who came on a truck and loaded 450 bags of wheat on it and fled to Aliwal. On Wednesday morning, the locals noticed the two guards tied with chairs and informed the police.
On the statement of manager, Punjab Warehouse Corporation, Major Singh, the police had registered a case under Section 458 and 480 of the IPC against unidentified persons.
Giving information, Major Singh said the security guards were employees of a private security agency ‘Eagle Eyes’ and were working as security guards in the godown since oneand-a-half year.
When contacted Batala SSP Daljinder Singh said they had sounded alert in the area and also informed the police of adjoining districts. “We are closely watching the CCTV footage of the shops and other premises on this road to get a clue about the truck used in the crime. Right now, we are working on various theories and have also got clues. The accused will be behind bars soon,” he assured.