Bhootnath jeweller looted
ROBBERS STRUCK in broad daylight at an Indira Nagar jewellery shop on Saturday, held the shop owner at gunpoint and decamped with gold chains worth about Rs 2 lakhs.india Updated: May 14, 2006 01:22 IST
ROBBERS STRUCK in broad daylight at an Indira Nagar jewellery shop on Saturday, held the shop owner at gunpoint and decamped with gold chains worth about Rs 2 lakhs. The robbers were two youths who posed as customers.
The incident caused a lot of resentment among the traders of the market, who blocked the busy Faizabad Road for over three hours in protest. They demanded action against the SO, Ghazipur police station for lax policing in the area.
In 2003 a gang had struck in the market at Khunkhunji Jewellers and decamped with gold worth Rs 1 crore. The police have yet to arrest the accused leave aside recovery of the booty. In today’s robbery the miscreants followed the same modus operandi as used in the 2003 robbery.
Reports said the miscreants entered the first floor shop of Alankar Jewellers in Bhootnath market at 12.30 pm and told the shop owner Atul Maheshwari that they were interested in purchasing gold chains. Only Atul and his wife Anju were present in the shop at that time. Atul started showing chains to the youths. The duo picked out over a dozen chains and as Atul was busy explaining the finer details of jewellery, the youths whipped out country-made pistols.
They then asked the couple to come to one corner of the shop, collected the chains and fled, uchallenged.
SSP Ashutosh Pandey said he had given three days time to the SO to work out the case and if he failed stern action would be initiated against him.
First Published: May 14, 2006 01:22 IST