Two masked males wielding a gun and an axe looted ₹three lakh from a Western Union department in broad daylight at Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Sanjiv Kumar Kalia, who runs the foreign money trade enterprise in addition to propery consultancy from a sales space within the Sector-27 market, instructed police that he had returned from a financial institution in the identical sector after withdrawing ₹2.eight lakh within the afternoon.
He had stored the cash within the drawer together with ₹20,000 already current there and gone to a public rest room available in the market. “Simply as I returned, the duo walked into my store (SK Enterprises) at 2:10pm,” he mentioned.
Kalia, who’s a resident of Raipur Khurd, mentioned one man was sporting a cap whereas his confederate was sporting a helmet. Each had coated their faces with material.
“One of many accused put a pistol to my head and requested for keys to the drawer. He additionally threatened to shoot me if I raised the alarm,” mentioned the sufferer, including that the robber spoke in Punjabi. “Initially, I assumed some buddy is perhaps enjoying a prank on me, however on seeing the opposite man holding an axe too, I realised one thing was mistaken.”
With out placing up any resistance, Kalia handed over the keys to the robbers, who stashed the cash in a laptop computer bag and walked out of the store.
Kalia instructed police that the duo had come on a motorbike that was parked behind a automotive outdoors his store. The motorbike was caught by one of many CCTV cameras put in within the space. The accused will be seen fleeing in direction of Sector 19, within the footage.
Kalia, who’s into the enterprise of foreign money trade for over a decade, mentioned: “My common purchasers know that I don’t maintain money within the store, and most of them get cash transferred into their accounts. The money was withdrawn handy over to the purchasers whose transactions are under ₹50,000.”
“A case has been registered below Part 392 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code in addition to the Arms Act on the police station in Sector 26,” mentioned deputy superintendent of police Charanjit Singh, including that investigations are underway.
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