In a daring incident, an amount of Rs. seven lakhs were looted on gunpoint from an employee of a liquor contractor. The incident took place in sector 17 in broad daylight. The robbers, carrying a pistol like firearm also fired three gunshots on the victim before they fled away in their Toyota Etios car.
The victim, Bhushan, in his statement to police, stated that his employer, Sanjeev Abrol was not in town and therefore had asked him to deliver the cash collections of the day to the house of later’s brother Rajiv Abrol in sector 17. Around 2.30 PM, Bhushan reached sector 17 in a Bollero. As he got down and rang the bell, two persons got down from a Toyota Etios car that followed his vehicle. One of them was carrying a pistol like weapon. They ran towards him and one shouted on other to fire at Bhushan.
As Bhushan noticed the weapon, he threw the bag in the compound of the house of Rajiv Abrol and ran away to save his life. The robbers fired three shots at him but he escaped unhurt shouting ‘loot liya’.
As his squeals were heard by the residents of the locality, they came out. The robbers reversed their car that rammed into boundary of the house opposite Abrol’s house. The taillight of their car got damaged and they fled away.
Daya Ram, a dhobi, who is eyewitness of the incident, said that there were three masked occupants in the car. The driver remained seated in the car while two others, including one holding a pistol got out the car and executed the robbery.
Geeta Kapoor, a neighbor and wife of House Owner’s Welfare Association’s president, who also witnessed the incident, said that whole incident took place in less than two minutes.
Later police reached the spot and started investigations. Ambala Range Police Commissioner, O P Singh, Panchkula DCP, Anil Dhawan and other senior officials also visited the spot. O P Singh said that some vital clues were found from the spot and police would nab the accused soon.