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Miscreants open fire at trader, robs Rs 70,000

In a daring act, three unidentified persons allegedly opened fire at a Batala-based trader and robbed him of Rs 70,000 near Shekhupura village under Sadar police station.

punjab Updated: Dec 13, 2014 22:45 IST
HT Correspondent

In a daring act, three unidentified persons allegedly opened fire at a Batala-based trader and robbed him of Rs 70,000 near Shekhupura village under Sadar police station.

Though the incident occurred on the busy Amritsar-Pathankot national highway, a few metres away from the Shekhupura police post, but none of the policemen heard the firing, which raised questions on the functioning of the Batala police.

The victim, Rohit Sharma, a wholesale businessman, in his complaint to police said he, along with his driver Kishan Lal, was returning from Jaintipur after making collections around 5 pm on Saturday in their three-wheeler carrier when three Pulsar-borne persons chased them and tried to stop them.

“Suspecting their bad intension, we tried to flee but two of the accused opened fire at us, forcing us to stop. They beat us mercilessly and fled towards Jaintipur after snatching the bag containing Rs 70,000,” said Rohit.

Station house officer (SHO) of the Sadar police station Avtar Singh said they had sounded red alert in the entire area and was would register a case in this connection.

He said as the victim had told them the registration number of the motorcycle used by the accused, they would sent a team to the DTO office to identify the owner of the motorcycle. He assured that the accused would be arrested soon.