Sketches of two sus­pects re­leased

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab -

The Am­rit­sar (ru­ral) po­lice re­leased sketches of two sus­pects on Thurs­day, likely to be in­volved in rob­bery and mur­der of a pri­vate com­pany man­ager, on Na­tional High­way-1 on Wed­nes­day.

Uniden­ti­fied per­sons shot dead 42-year-old In­der Singh while at­tempt­ing to rob him. The po­lice have made the sketches based on in­for­ma­tion by eye­wit­ness. It is learnt that one of the sus­pects was cov­er­ing his face with a saf­fron coloured cloth and the other with a white cloth.

The vic­tim was shot when he was com­ing in his car to­wards Am­rit­sar from Manawala on late Wed­nes­day evening. In­der Sharma had gone there to col­lect money from petrol pump.

A car re­port­edly chased the vic­tim’s car with an in­ten­tion to loot him.The sus­pects opened fire and one bul­let hit Sharma’s neck.

The vic­tim was rushed to the hospi­tal but died mid­way. The ex­act money stolen is yet to be clar­i­fied but as per sources around ₹10 lakh was taken while po­lice re­futed the claims say­ing ₹4 lakh was taken.

The en­tire Border Range has been put on alert as it was claimed by sources that the sus­pects came in a Swift car.

Po­lice are also scan­ning the CCTV cam­eras at the toll plazas and other im­por­tant lo­ca­tion around the in­ci­dent site.

SSP Am­rit­sar (ru­ral) Param­pal Singh said, “Ever since the in­ci­dent took place, the po­lice are on toes and work­ing on mul­ti­ple an­gles to crack the case. Po­lice teams have been formed and eye wit­nesses are be­ing in­ter­ro­gated. We will soon nab the sus­pects.”

A case un­der Sec­tion 302 of the IPC has been reg­is­tered. The case has been reg­is­tered at the lo­cal Chat­ti­wind po­lice sta­tion.

The sketches of the sus­pects re­leased by the po­lice.

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