Amritsar, October 13
Two bike-borne armed miscreants looted two petrol pumps under Kathunangal and Jhander police stations on Wednesday. Both cases were recorded by surveillance cameras. The two petrol pumps are 24 km apart.
The defendants covered their faces and rode a bicycle without a license plate.
Hargurinder Singh, a resident of Maan village, the victim, who works as a salesman at the Sachchar Kisan Sewa Kender petrol pump in Ajaibwali village, told the Kathunangal police that he has been working with the filling station for the past five months. At around 3.40pm yesterday, he said he was at the pump when two persons arrived on bicycles. They filled his bike tank with petrol and handed him 200 rupees. He said that while he was taking cash from his pocket to return the balance, the defendant pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.
They threatened to kill him and grabbed Rs 14,700 from him and fled. In this regard, the police initiated proceedings against unknown persons under Section 379-B of the IPC and Arms Act. on the basis of paragraph (2) of section
In another incident, two motorcyclists looted Rs 3,500 from another petrol pump in Majjepura village. The incident happened around 3:00 p.m. The money from Vinod Kumar, a seller with a similar mode of operation. The police have registered a case and started further investigation.
Preliminary investigations showed that the same gang was involved in the two robberies.
SSP Amritsar Rural Swapan Sharma said the accused would be identified and arrested soon. He said police were working on certain leads.