26-year-old helps foil robbery bid

It was the heroic efforts of a 26-year-old man that helped foil a robbery bid at a Sector-23 house in Chandigarh on Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:July 11, 2009 2:34 am

It was the heroic efforts of a 26-year-old man that helped foil a robbery bid at a Sector-23 house in Chandigarh on Friday.

Though injured in the process,Tajinder Singh,a bouncer by profession,managed to catch hold of one of the robbers,Kewal Krishan from Kharar,who was later handed over to the police.

According to the police,two persons turned up at House Number 1514 in Sector 23 around 1 pm.

Disguised as cable operators,the duo told Ankur,son of the houseowner,that they wanted to check the “signal strength” of the cable connection and gained entry into the house.

“On entering the house,the robbers brandished swords and asked me to give them all the cash and jewellery. When I refused,they started searching the house. When my father,Ashwini Kumar,knocked at the door and I ran towards it,one of the accused inflicted an injury on my arm and fled from the rear door with only a Rs 500 note they found lying on the table,” Ankur told the police,adding that he and his father raised an alarm immediately.

The robbers,thereafter,attempted to escape through the roof of the house when Tejinder saw them.

“As I tried to nab them,they attacked me with swords. And while I sustained injuries to my head,I managed to catch hold of one of the robbers.” Tejinder told mediapersons.

The injured were taken to hospital where Ankur was given first aid,while Tejinder received stitches on his head.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Madhur Verma said a case has been registered against the accused. “A police team has been dispatched to arrest the other robber,” added the ASP.

Award for bravery
Tejinder Singh would be suitably awarded by the police,said ASP Madhur Verma. “Tejinder’s act of bravery is commendable. His name will be recommended for a suitable award,” added Verma

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