Miscreants on prowl in Ludhiana’s old city area, target three in a day
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Miscreants on prowl in Ludhiana’s old city area, target three in a day

Old City area seems to be the new target of miscreants with two cases of burglary and a snatching incident reported in a single day on Thursday.

punjab Updated: Aug 30, 2018 19:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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The police said a city-based trader lodged a complaint on Thursday morning and alleged that his former employee and his two accomplices stole Rs 2.9 lakh from his shop at Caliber Plaza, Bhadaur House.(Representative photo)

Old City area seems to be the new target of miscreants with two cases of burglary and a snatching incident reported in a single day on Thursday.

The police said a city-based trader lodged a complaint on Thursday morning and alleged that his former employee and his two accomplices stole Rs 2.9 lakh from his shop at Caliber Plaza, Bhadaur House.

Complainant Hari Karishan, a wholesale garment trader, told police that when he came to his shop on Thursday morning, he was shocked to see locks broken. He added when he checked, he found that Rs 2.90 was stolen from the shop.

He immediately sounded to division number 1 police. The police initiated investigation after reaching at the spot. The police scanned CCTVs installed in the shop and found three men entering in the shop in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

Hari identified one of the accused as Manga, his former employee, who had left work three months back.

ASI Chaman Lal, head of investigation, said the police lodged a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Manga and his two accomplices, who were yet to be identified. The police added that a manhunt was launched for arrest of the accused.

In the third case, miscreants struck at a shop in Bet Gunj on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday and decamped with Rs 4.50 lakh.

Complainant Naresh Kumar, owner of Chawla trading, told police that he was informed about the burglary on Thursday morning by his watchman who claimed that the locks were broken.

Kumar said he rushed to the spot and found that the shop was ransacked, following which he alerted the police. He alleged that the burglars stole Rs 4.70 lakh from the shop.

ASI Janak Raj, head of investigation, said the police were scanning the CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of the accused. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC was registered against unidentified accused at Division Number 4 police station.

In another case, five miscreants targeted a Jalandhar-based trader and took away Rs 25,000 and a mobile phone from his possession in Old Madhopuri area on Wednesday.

Rakesh Kumar of Basti Bawa Khel of Jalandhar told police that he had come to Ludhiana to buy readymade garments. “When I reached old Madhopuri, five miscreants snatched my bag containing cash and mobile phone and fled,” Rakesh alleged.

The division number 3 police registered a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC against unidentified accused.

First Published: Aug 30, 2018 19:33 IST