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Armed robbers loot Rs 75 lakh in daring attack on angadias

The angadias were passing Chandlodia road on a two wheeler when the five robbers intercepted them.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
November 21, 2014 3:57:33 pm

In an audacious attack, two angadias were looted of Rs 75 lakhs in broad daylight at Chandlodia bridge on Friday morning by a gang of five men who allegedly fired at them.

The angadis who belong to Ganesh Kantilal Angadia Pedhi located in Zaveriwad at Gandhi Road run by DC Patel. Incidentally, Patel lives in Chandlodia at Shreeji Towers where the incident happened a few metres away near Sopan residency near Chandlodia Bridge.

The Sola police said the angadias identified as Prakash Kanti Chaudhary and Suresh Chuahan alias Jethabhai had collected the sum from Patel’s house and were passing Chandlodia road on a two wheeler when the five robbers intercepted them.

The police further said that before the angadias could react, one of the robbers fired at them and snatched the bag of cash. The robbers fled on their bikes within minutes of the incident. The bullet injured Jethabhai, who fell unconcious on road, and Prakash raised an alarm.

The officials from the neighbouring Sola police station, crime branch and special operation group rushed to the spot. The police are collecting CCTV footage from the neibhouring buildings and shops to identify the robbers.

Sola Inspector BV Gohil said, “We suspect the hand of an interstate gang who have a record of firing and robbing traders, businessmen and angadias in past. The forensic officials and other officials are helping us in the investigation and soon we will be able to identify the gang behind this.”

The angadias have been robbed at gun point previously in Ahmedabad, however this time, they were shot at to loot the bag of cash that was meant to be delivered in the city.

The Sola police have registered a case of armed robbery under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act. The crime branch is assisting the Sola police in investigating the case.

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