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Mill owner loses car at gun-point GPS helps cops trace it

The three robbers snatched Pawan Verma’s car at gun-point late on Wednesday night but what they hadn’t bargained for was that the manager of Nahar Spinning Mill,near Grewal petrol pump on Chandigarh road,had a trick up his sleeve: his car was equipped with a GPS system.

The three robbers snatched Pawan Verma’s car at gun-point late on Wednesday night but what they hadn’t bargained for was that the manager of Nahar Spinning Mill,near Grewal petrol pump on Chandigarh road,had a trick up his sleeve: his car was equipped with a GPS system.

With the help of the system,police tracked the car within hours and located it at Chakohi village. The determined robbers,however,were not going to let go without a fight. According to Inspector Sumit Sood,a gun-battle ensued for 30 minutes when a police team confronted the three robbers in the village. While they fled,police recovered the vehicle. A hunt is now on to nab them.

The incident had occurred on Wednesday. Police said that Verma was taking a U-turn near a petrol pump when a Safari cut into his path and blocked his way. The three men then allegedly pointed a gun at the mill manager,threw him out before driving off with his vehicle.

Verma immediately informed police,who started tracing the vehicle to the village.