LUDHIANA: Another accused has been arrested in connection with the Rs.15 lakh bank robbery case. The robbery had occurred during broad daylight at Punjab National Bank in Kochhar market in 90 seconds here on Saturday.
The arrested accused had been identified as Ajay Kumar alias Babbal (25) of Ferozepur. The police have recovered an amount of Rs.50,000 cash from him.
The police had come to know about Ajay after questioning mastermind of robbery Sukhwinder Singh of Jawahar Nagar Camp, who has already been arrested by the police.Sukhwinder Singh who is in police custody for questioning told to police that before committing robbery they did reccee on July 28 and Ajay was allegedly involved in it.
On August 1, he along with Amandeep alias Sonu, Rakesh Kumar and Gurjant Singh – all residents of Ferozepur, entered in the bank after covering their faces, while Ajay Kumar remained outside of the bank keeping tab on the activities. After committing loot, he met them and collected his share of Rs.60,000 in the robbery.
SHO of Police Division No.5, Inspector Beant Juneja told that Ajay reached outside the bank premises on August 1 and after robbery all of the accused fled from the spot. He further told that the police have arrested the accused from bus stand.
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