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Finance firm in Haryana’s Panipat looted at gunpoint; staff claim Rs 3 crore gold gone

The three miscreants had their faces covered and entered the office that had only two employees and a sweeper at the time and tied them with a rope at gunpoint.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2018 22:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Karnal
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Police at the crime spot in Panipat on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

In a broad daylight robbery, three unidentified miscreants looted the Sanauli road, Panipat, branch of private finance company, India Infoline Finance Limited (IIFL), of all its gold and Rs 2.45 lakh after holding the staff hostage at gunpoint about 10.45am on Monday.

The three miscreants had their faces covered and entered the office that had only two employees and a sweeper at the time and tied them with a rope at gunpoint. They got cashier, Sonia, to give them the keys of the locker that contained all the gold and decamped. They also took away the recorder of the CCTVs.

The firm had not deployed any guard. Branch manager Sunial Bisla is on leave. Cashier Sonia, clerk Bharat Bhushan and sweeper Mukesh Devi were present in the branch at the time of the robbery.

DSP Panipat Jagdeep Doon said, “Employees have informed us that the gold that was looted had been collateral for around Rs 2.85 crore loan. We are procuring CCTV footage of cameras in the locality.”

Karnal SP Jashandeep Randhawa, who is the officiating in-charge of Panipat, said four teams had been formed to crack the case. On a complaint from IIFL employees, the police have registered a case under section 390 (robbery) of IPC and the Arms Act against unidentified people.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 22:39 IST