Robbers make unsuccessful attempt to loot cash van, injure guards

  • Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, HindustanTimes, Ferozepur
  • Updated: Dec 28, 2015 18:11 IST
The robbers fled from the scene. Later, their Scorpio was found in flames near a canal at Loham village. (HT Photo )

Three employees of a private bank security agency sustained injuries due to gunshots fired by unidentified assailants who made an unsuccessful attempt to loot a cash van at a village in Ferozepur district on Monday morning.

As per information, three security guards, besides the driver of a private security agency, working for with Axis Bank, while carrying cash to drop the same in various branches of Ferozepur, started from Ludhiana today early morning.

They made their first halt at its one of the branches at Talwandhi Bhai in Ferozepur and after handing over Rs 20 lakh to the staff of the bank, they left for other places.

At about 10.30 am, they reached at another branch of the bank at Hakumat Singh Wala village on the Ferozepur-Moga road. When the three security men came down from the van, some unidentified persons sitting on a Mahindra Scorpio, started firing at them.

However, Sikander Singh, the driver, showed his presence of mind and drove away the cash van from the spot and took the same to Ghallkhurd police station, situated about three km away from the spot.

Meanwhile, the robbers fled from the scene. Later, their Scorpio was found in flames near a canal at Loham village.

Speaking about the incident, Ferozepur SSP Hardiyal Singh Mann said following the gunshots three persons, including Mahinder Singh, Nirbhay and Sumit Kumar, sustained injuries and were admitted to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot. “They are out of danger now,” he added.

“The assaulters set their SUV on fire and fled riding a Swift car,” said the SSP, adding, “Though the exact amount of cash in the van was yet to be ascertained, it was more than Rs 1 crore.”

“We have got strong clues about the accused and we will solve the case very soon. A case has been registered into the matter,” added the SSP.

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