Robbery at businessman’s house: Now, DCP given probe charge

  • Jatinder Kohli, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2014 21:00 IST

After a team led by Jalandhar police commissioner failed to make any headway in the alleged robbery at the house of a local businessman two weeks ago, a special investigation team under deputy commissioner of police (DCP) has been given the task to crack the case.

Five unidentified persons armed with weapons and their faces covered robbed cash at gunpoint from sugar businessman Rajeev Munjal’s house on November 2.

The alleged robbers remained at the house for half an hour. They tied Munjal’s mother, children and servants and taped their mouths.

Besides DCP Naveen Singla, the investigation team comprises additional deputy commissioner of police (crime) J. Elanchezhian, assistant commissioners of police Som Nath and Tejbir Singh Hundal.

The team went to Munjal’s house on Friday and Saturday and recorded the statements of family members.

A few days back, station house officer of police station-2, where the case was registered in this connection, was also shifted to traffic wing. Sub-inspector Jiwan Singh has been deputed as SHO there.
The police have not yet got to know the exactly robbed cash as the complainant has not mentioned any amount in the FIR.

Sources in the police claimed that the robbed amount of money big and the investigation has lingered due to the involvement of someone known to the family.

Munjal’s white Swift Dzire (PB08-BP-0136) that was picked by the robbers on the day of robbery was found abandoned near Income Tax Colony on November 6.

The police had picked three persons, including one of Munjal’s servants, interrogated them for several hours, but to no avail.

The police had also collected the CCTV footage from adjoining houses in which a police jeep was also seen.

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