Two arrested for Rs 1.18 cr cash loot

Chandigarh, Nov 10

The Punjab Police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the case in which Rs 1.18 crore was looted from a bank’s cash van in Jalandhar district with the arrest of two persons.

In a daring robbery on Friday, armed men on three motor- cycles and a car looted the cash meant for ATMs of a private bank in Bhogpur area.

“We have arrested two persons in connection with the incident,” Jalandhar (Rural) Superintendent of Police, Balkar Singh today said.

However, the cash is yet to be recovered, he said.

One of the accused Ranjit Singh was caught on Friday when he was tracked by a police team at Kartarpur Cheema vllage, the police said.

He suffered bullet injuries during an encounter. He was admitted to a local hospital, they said.

During interrogation, the police came to know that seven people were involved in the crime.

“Jaskaran Singh was arrested from Batala today,” said the SP, adding that five other accused would be nabbed soon.

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