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Police crack Rs 25-lakh robbery, three arrested, cash recovered

punjab Updated: Nov 03, 2016 15:00 IST
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DCP Gagan Ajit Singh showing the recovered money during a press conference at Police Lines in Amritsar on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

In a major breakthrough, Amritsar police cracked a Rs 25 lakh robbery case in which the owner of an automobile showroom was injured with sharp-edged weapons while the crime was committed.

The incident has instilled a lot of fear among the residents, thus the police was on job to crack this case at the earliest.

The police have claimed that three accused have been arrested, out of six accused, and Rs 13.80 lakh have been recovered from their possession.

A former employee of the showroom played a crucial role in this crime.

Addressing the media at a press conference, deputy commissioner of police (DCP investigations) Gagan Ajit Singh said, “Ever since the incident took place, we were on toes to find clues. Our sources and the CCTV footage zeroed in about the people involved in the crime.”

“In this case, a former employee of the showroom, Lalit Pathak, had given a tip-off as to how money was taken to the bank,” he said.

“Lalit connived with his friend Tikka, who got four more friends involved, to execute the crime. Lalit was not there when the crime was committed, but the other five were present at the scene of crime,” he added.

“Closed Circuit Television footage and intelligence helped us in solving the case. The accused had fled the city, but our teams conducted raids and three accused were arrested,” said the

The accused nabbed include, Lalit Pathak, Mohit and Kamalbir alias Prince. Three more including Tikka are still absconding,” said the deputy commissioner of police.

Police further added that apart from money, they have also recovered two pistols and one motorcycle from the three accused.

DCP Gagan Ajit Singh said that the gang has been active in the city earlier as well, and was involved in snatching cases in which they have been injuring people with sharp-edged weapons.

The three nabbed accused have admitted to 14 such incidents, claimed the deputy commissioner of police .

Notably, on October 24, Ashwani Sharma, owner of Aryan Honda Agency, and one of his employees were attacked by the accused and Rs 25 lakh was snatched from them, after inflicting grievous injures.

Gautam Sharma, brother of the victim lauded the effort of the police and said, “The police have done a remarkable job and ever since the incident took place, they have continuously been working on it.”

The deputy commissioner of police appreciated the effort of station house officer (SHO) Civil Lines inspector Arun Sharma, assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Manjeet Singh and the entire staff of Amritsar CIA wing.