THE CITY witnessed four snatching incidents Tuesday night — taking the total number of such cases to six since Monday. While the police have registered four cases, they said a manhunt had been launched to nab the culprits.
The fresh snatching incidents followed the two similar incidents Monday, in which police arrested two persons.
UT SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill said, “A gang is responsible for all the snatching incidents that are taking place in the city. Last year in the same month, we saw such cases. There are reportedly four people in the gang and we will trace them soon,” he said.
The UT Police Wednesday said four incidents were reported in the city Tuesday.
In the first case, Khuda Lahora, a resident identified as Lokesh Verma alleged that two unidentified persons tried to rob him and beat him up before fleeing in a three-wheeler near Khuda Lahora Bridge Tuesday. The police said the complainant got injured and was admitted to PGI. “A case under sections 392 and 511 of the IPC has been registered in police station 11,” said a police officer.
In second case, Shiv Ram a Dhanas resident, said two unidentified occupants snatched his cellphone near Indira Holiday Home Tuesday. The police said a case has been registered and that a probe is on.
The police said Ravi Kumar, a village attawa, alleged that two unidentified persons snatched a bag containing Rs 5,000 and some documents from the dividing road, Sector-42/43, Tuesday. The suspects fled in an autorickshaw.
In the fourth snatching incident, the police said four suspects fled on foot after snatching a city resident’s cash and cellphone from dividing road, Sector-48/49. The complainant identified as Sumit Kumar is a resident of Faidan village. “A case U/S 382 of IPC has been registered at Sector 49 police station and a probe is on,” said an officer.