Rs 15 lakh snatched from busy Mall Road in Amritsar

Updated on Oct 29, 2014 10:09 PM IST

In yet another incident of broad daylight snatching, Rs 15 lakh were snatched from an employee of a car showroom by throwing chili powder in his eyes.

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Hindustan Times | By, Amritsar

In yet another incident of broad daylight snatching, Rs 15 lakh were snatched from an employee of a car showroom by throwing chili powder in his eyes.


The incident took place on the busy Mall Road at about 3:30 pm when the employee named Rajesh Kumar had gone to deposit money in a bank.

The victim told the police that as he was moving towards the bank, an unidentified man came and suddenly threw chilly powder in his eyes and snatched the bag containing the money.

A team of police officers, led by police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh, reached the spot immediately.
The victim was questioned by the police thoroughly, as the police were working on various angles to crack the incident.

Talking to mediapersons, Aulakh said, "As per Rajesh Kumar, he had come to deposit cash in the bank. In the stairs, an unidentified person threw chili powder in his eyes and ran away after snatching the bag."
We have started investigations in the matter and a case will be registered after the statement of the victim is recorded, he added.

Meanwhile, Rajesh Kumar told reporters that he had been regularly coming to the bank to deposit cash. He claimed that he could only see one suspect after the powder was thrown in his eyes.

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