Six unidentified armed males robbed a international trade outlet proprietor of round ₹16 lakh in Indian and international forex at gunpoint in Amritsar on Sunday. The outlet is barely 100 metres from the police station at Sultanwind Chowk.
The incident came about at 10am when the store proprietor, Ranjit Singh, alongside together with his son and nephew was coping with two prospects. 4 of the six robbers entered the store and began enquiring in regards to the trade charges whereas the opposite two waited on a motorbike exterior the store. The foreign exchange enterprise was being run from a garments store.
“Two prospects visited us and requested to trade ₹1 lakh in Indian forex into kilos. Within the meantime, 4 males entered the store and three of them pointed pistols at us. The accused, who had coated their faces, requested us handy over the money,” mentioned Ranjit.
He additional mentioned: “The accused snatched some international forex from me, which is round ₹5 to six lakh. After this, they took out ₹10 lakh from the protected. In addition they snatched ₹1 lakh from the 2 prospects. Earlier than leaving, the accused snatched my nephew’s gold chain.”
Ranjit’s son Davinder Singh mentioned they’ve been dealing in international trade for the final 10 years. “The police station is simply reverse our store, however there is no such thing as a concern of regulation amongst criminals,” he added.
From whom the accused snatched ₹1 lakh has been recognized as Simranpreet Singh of Meeran Kot. Simran mentioned: “My brother lives in England and we needed to ship kilos to him, for which I had visited the outlet.”
Station home officer (SHO) of the B-division police station Sarwanpal Singh mentioned: “In keeping with the sufferer’s assertion, ₹8 lakh in Indian forex was robbed from the store, moreover ₹1 lakh from a buyer. Nonetheless, we don’t have clear details about kilos and dirhams the accused took away.”
A case beneath the related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act has been registered towards six unidentified individuals on the B-division police station. Police are analyzing the CCTV footage of the store to determine the accused.