Police arrest four accused, recover Rs 61.69 lakh
Jalandhar – Five days after the broad daylight heist, the Jalandhar Rural Police Tuesday claimed to have arrested four accused involved in Rs 1.18 crore loot from an HDFC Cash Van on November 10. The police also recovered Rs 61,69,500 from the accused. While one accused Ranjit Singh, a resident of Kapurthala was arrested on the day of heist, another accused Jaskaran Singh was arrested a day after. Addressing a press conference, Inspector General (IG) of Police Jalandhar Zone-II Arpit Shukla said that that on November 10, an HDFC Cash Van was looted at gunpoint and Rs 1,18, 50,000 was looted in the heist on Adampur-Bhogpur road near Manakrai village.IG Arpit Shukla said that at on November 10 at around 3 pm, Rajinder Pal Singh, a resident of Amritsar who was posted as Auditor with HDFC Bank main branch in Cash Van was driven by Charanjit Singh alias Rishu, a resident of Jalandhar along with Rajiv Kumar, Gurpreet Singh from Adampur and Surinderjit Singh. “The staff left the bank to put an amount of Rs 2,16,50,000 in various ATMs of HDFC Bank’, he said. The IGP Said that when the staff was heading from Bhogpur towards Village Dhingrian near village Manakrai, an Indigo car without any registration number plate Suddenly stopped in front of the cash van. “Three motorcycle riders, who had covered their faces were already present on the site, immediately cornered the bank van and dragged the bank staff at gunpoint.One accused snatched the rifle from the gunman while the other unloaded the same and put the cartridges of the gun in his pocket. They co-accused broke down the rear door of the van and the lock of the trunk and fled with Rs 1,18, 50,000, he added. A case under section 395, 307 IPC and 25 Arms Act was registered against the accused. “On the basis of the statement of Ranjit Singh, the police arrested Jaskaran Singh, a resident of Gurdaspur district and recovered Rs 13,38,000, a pistol 315 Bore, two cartridges 315 Bore, three live cartridges 12 Bore and an empty cartridge from his possession. A special investigation team (SIT) constituting DSP/ Headquarters Kapurthala Jaskaranjit Singh Teja and Inspector Jatinderjit Singh, In-charge CIA Staff, Kapurthala along with police party was sent to Rajasthan to nab the other accused in the loot.“The police party raided the house of Banwari Lal (Maternal Uncle of accused Manoj Kumar) resident of village Barla, district Sikar, Rajasthan and arrested Manoj Kumar Sharma (22) and recovered Rs 16, 37,000 from him, Sukhdev Singh alias Sonu (30) and recovered Rs 14,96,000 from him and Satinderpal Singh (25) and recovered Rs 16,98,500 from his possession”, he added.
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