Ludhiana: Around three unidentified persons snatched a sport utility Vehicle (SUV) Toyota Fortuner from a city-based businessman outside gate number 1 of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Saturday early morning.
The robbers threatened the businessman with pistol and took away the car after thrashing him. Following the incident, senior police officials reached the spot and initiated investigation in the case.
The complainant, Balbir Singh (63), resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar who is liquor contractor and also deals in property said that he had gone to university for morning walk. When returned at gate number 1 where the car was parked, two persons turned there and knocked at the windowpane. “My friend opened the door and in the meantime the accused overpowered them and demanded the keys on gunpoint”, he said, alleging that the accused managed to flee towards Bharat Nagar Chowk.
Balbir Singh further said that a man in white colour sedan can also followed the snatched Fortuner car and it seems that he was also accompanying robbers.
On being informed senior police officials reached the spot and initiated investigation in the case. No CCTV cameras were installed at PAU Gate number one due to renovation. The police were scanning the CCTV cameras installed at other establishments along the Ferozepur Road.
SHO at Police Station Sarabha Nagar said that a case has been registered against unidentified persons and further investigation is on.
It is pertinent to mention here that the incident occurred few hours before the arrival of Cabinet Minister, Bikram Singh Majithia. Majithia had landed in the PAU premises at 11.30 am and the robbery incident occurred at 8.30 am.
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