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Rice trader robbed of Rs 22 lakh at gunpoint near Moga

punjab Updated: May 02, 2016 15:16 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Rice trader robbed

The victim showing his locker in Moga on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Two armed men on Sunday robbed a rice broker of Rs 22 lakh on the pretext that his son was in their custody and they would kill him. The incident happened when the victim was in his office at Kaleke road here.

The victim, Rajinder Bansal of Baghapurana, in his first information report (FIR) said that he was in his office when two people barged in and put a gun to his head and demanded cash.

“Robbers threatened me that my son Money was in their custody and would kill him if I don’t give them the cash,” he stated.

Bansal said that he gave them the keys of the locker from where they looted the money and fled from the spot after locking him in the office. He stated that only after the incident he got to know his son was not in their custody and they had narrated a false story of kidnapping.

The police said that they were investigating the incident from various angles and soon the robbers would be arrested. “We have one CCTV footage from nearby office but no clue has been found so far,” he said.

Meanwhile, the case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Baghapurana police station.