Loot at finance company: Police detain 20 suspects in Ludhiana
Police on Friday rounded up 20 suspects after getting vital clues in the robbery at Manappuram finance company on Gill Road, Ludhiana in which six armed robbers had looted 14 kg gold worth Rs 3.5 crore and Rs 2.23 lakh in cash on Thursday.punjab Updated: Jul 31, 2015 23:33 IST
Police on Friday rounded up 20 suspects after getting vital clues in the robbery at Manappuram finance company on Gill Road, Ludhiana in which six armed robbers had looted 14 kg gold worth Rs 3.5 crore and Rs 2.23 lakh in cash on Thursday.
The police are questioning the suspects and have also found the CCTV footage which captures the accused moving before and after the incident.
The police said the accused were riding two motorcycles. They parked the bikes outside the office and looted gold and cash at gunpoint, possibly toy guns, after holding the staff captive, they added.
The police have sent the pictures captured from the CCTV footage to all police stations.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, crime) Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar said seven police teams had been formed to investigate the case. The ADCP claimed that the police had received some clues and would crack the case soon.
Sources said the police had detained some of the suspects from Focal Point area, Gill village, Dhandran and Dugri area.
People worried about their gold
The people who have taken loan from Manappuram finance company against gold are worried about their jewellery that was mortgaged to the company. These people have contacted the company officials.
Ranjit Singh of Gill Road said he had returned most of the loan taken against the gold and now the gold had been looted. “Should I stop paying the rest of the instalments as I am not sure if I would get my gold back?” he wondered.
Around 650 people had taken loan from the office against gold.
First Published: Jul 31, 2015 20:25 IST