Masked men open fire at petrol pump employee in Ludhiana, snatch Rs 50,000

The accused opened fire on the filling station employee while fleeing. Navjot Singh, 26, of Alamgir village was rushed to a hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.

punjab Updated: Feb 16, 2018 14:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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Inspector Kanwaljit Singh said the police are scanning the CCTV footage at the petrol pump. A case has been registered against unidentified accused.(Representative image )

Four car-borne masked men robbed Rs 50,000 from a petrol pump on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road near Alamgir after injuring an employee on Thursday evening.

The accused opened fire on the filling station employee while fleeing. Navjot Singh, 26, of Alamgir village was rushed to a hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.

Navjot said four persons turned up at filling station on Thursday evening in a Maruti Suzuki Swift car. The accused got the car refuelled and tried to escape without paying Rs 2,000. As Navjot ran after the car, one of the accused pulled his bag containing Rs 50,000.

While escaping, the driver lost control over the car and it hit a pavement. Navjot added that when he along with, other employees, tried to nab the accused they opened fire at them. The accused managed to escape from the spot.

Dehlon police reached at the spot and initiated investigation. Inspector Kanwaljit Singh said the police are scanning the CCTV footage at the petrol pump. A case has been registered against unidentified accused.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 14:42 IST