Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-2) Jaskiranjit Singh Teja addressing a press conference about the arrests in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-2) Jaskiranjit Singh Teja addressing a press conference about the arrests in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Four held for robbing 11.65 lakh from gas agency employee in Ludhiana

Followed him for four days before robbing him in broad daylight.
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:39 PM IST

Five days after three motorcycle-borne masked men robbed a gas agency employee of Rs 11.65 lakh cash in Lohara of Daba, police arrested four accused on Saturday.

Police have recovered Rs 5.97 lakh, the motorcycle used in the crime and 130 gram narcotic powder from them.

The arrested accused have been identified as Vikram Singh Romi, a resident of Shimlapuri, Parminder Singh of Shimlapuri, Varinder Singh of Jujhar Nagar and Parminder Singh, alias Prince Sahota, of Ishar Nagar. One of the accused, Jasveer Singh Sonu, has yet to be arrested.

While Parminder Singh, alias Prince Sahota, was the main conspirator of the crime, he did not commit it himself.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-2) Jaskiranjit Singh Teja said Romi, the other Parminder and Sonu committed the robbery, following which they assembled at Varinder’s house in Jujhar Nagar and divided the cash among themselves. They gave Varinder Rs 30,000 as his share, police said.

The ADCP added that Prince was a customer of Bachan gas agency and would go there often for LPG cylinders. He heard some employees talking about usually having to deposit large amounts of cash in the bank. He discussed with his friend Jasveer, and they hatched a robbery conspiracy.

They followed an employee of the station, Pawandeep Singh, for four days. On Monday, when he was going to deposit the cash in the bank, the accused intercepted and robbed him.

The ADCP added that the hunt was on for Sonu’s arrest . Romi, one of the accused, is already facing trial in two cases of theft and liquor smuggling.

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