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7 armed men loot Rs 1.18 crore from bank cash van in Jalandhar

The robbers took the occupants of the cash van to an abandoned car washing centre and fled with the cash towards Adampur

punjab Updated: Nov 11, 2017 20:03 IST
HT Correspondent
Police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.
Police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.(HT Photo)

Seven armed men looted Rs 1.18 crore from HDFC Bank’s cash van at Manak Rai village, 33km from district headquarters, on Friday.

The unidentified men came on three motorcycles and a car and forced the cash van to stop near. The van was carrying Rs 2.16 crore to be loaded in 14 ATMs in rural areas. The staff had already loaded the cash in eight ATMs.

While one of the robbers was driving a white Tata Indigo car with a broken registration number plate, six others came on bikes. There were two bank employees, two security guards and a driver in the van.

The robbers took the occupants of the cash van to an abandoned car washing centre and fled with cash towards Adampur.

Staff members told HT they called the police control room but no one responded. Later, they took help of a woman who called the police station.

The police recorded statements of the staff members. Later, a police team in Kartarpur Cheema village tried to stop a white Indigo car, suspected to have been used in the crime, but the driver sped away. After a 4km chase, the police party fired at the car and a bullet hit the driver, identified as Ranjit Singh. He was rushed to a hospital where he is still unconscious.