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Monday, Jan 20, 2020

Two security guards robbed at gunpoint in Farrukhnagar

According to police, the incident took place around 1.15am when the victims, Tejpal Siwach and Rajender, were sleeping at Mushaidpur booster, which supplies water to five villages.

gurgaon Updated: May 01, 2019 09:13 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram
A case was registered under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 379- A (snatching) and relevant sections of the Arms Act at Farrukhnagar police station.
A case was registered under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 379- A (snatching) and relevant sections of the Arms Act at Farrukhnagar police station. (REUTERS/Representative Image)
         

Four armed men allegedly held two security guards at a water boosting station hostage for over three hours and looted them at gunpoint on Tuesday in Farrukhnagar. The robbers also stole some copper equipment, oil, a motorcycle and a television set from the spot, police said.

According to police, the incident took place around 1.15am when the victims, Tejpal Siwach and Rajender, were sleeping at Mushaidpur booster, which supplies water to five villages.

Siwach said the accused men, whose faces were covered, were carrying knives and guns.

“They snatched our mobile phones and asked how many people were present at the station. One of them put a gun on my head and slapped me. They took me and my colleague, Rajender, to a room and tied our hands with a bedsheet. One of the thieves stood near us, while the others went outside to steal. They had threatened to shoot us,” said Siwach.

He said that later they were shifted to the pump room, which was bolted from outside. “We started yelling and asked for water. Around 3.45am, I managed to free myself from the knot and also untied Rajender. We used a pipe wrench to break the window and came out of the room,” Siwach said, adding that the miscreants had escaped by then.

The incident was reported to police at 7.30am on Tuesday, after which a team of the crime branch visited the spot.

A police official privy to the investigation, requesting anonymity, said preliminary probe revealed that the suspects, all aged 25-30, were part of a Nuh-based gang.

“The suspects stole brass, oil, a motorcycle belonging to a guard, a TV set, some cash from the wallets of the victims and two bags which contained their documents. We are conducting raids to arrest them,” said the official.

A case was registered under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 379- A (snatching) and relevant sections of the Arms Act at Farrukhnagar police station.