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Accused throw chilli powder into trader’s eyes, snatch bag with Rs 10 lakh, two-wheeler

At Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Source: Express photo by Gurmeet Singh) At Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Source: Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)
By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Posted: August 25, 2014 12:06 am

Three incidents of loot and snatching were reported in the city on Saturday and Sunday.

In the first incident on Saturday evening, Rs 10 lakh and an Activa two-wheeler were snatched from a hosiery trader at Kailash Chowk.

The accused threw chilli powder into the victim’s eyes. A complaint was filed by Surya, who said that he was returning from Bal Vihar to his home in Patel Nagar when around 10 pm, the looters attacked him. A bag with Rs 10 lakh was kept in the scooter. The victim was rushed to DMCH.

The division number 4 police registered a case and started an investigation with the help of CCTV footage of nearby buildings.

In the second incident, the accused stole Rs 2.60 lakh after breaking open the boot of a motorcycle in Moti Nagar area on Saturday. The
Focal Point police registered a case under Section 380 of the IPC.

Sanjiv Dhawan stated in the FIR that he had withdrawn Rs 2.60 lakh from Oriental Bank of Commerce, Cheema Chowk, and was going to
Focal Point when the incident happened. He parked his motorcycle outside Shubh Luxmi Enterprises factory. When he returned, the lock was open and cash was missing.

The Focal Point police station registered a case.

In a snatching incident on Sunday, MC employee Urmila Jain was looted of Rs 35,000 near Dhodha Sweets in Ghumar Mandi and was dragged 20 feet on road.

The division number 8 SHO reached the spot.

A resident of Sita Nagar, Jain told cops that she was returning after shopping in Ghumar Mandi. When they reached near Dhodha Sweets, two motorcycle-borne persons wearing helmets on red Pulsar motorcycle snatched her purse. The purse contained Rs 35,000, a mobile phone, ATM card and other documents.

Investigation officer Sub-Inspector Ajiab Singh said that the police had increased patrolling at Ghumar Mandi market and an investigation was on to identify the accused.

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