Jamshedpur, Nov 17: In yet another case of loot, two bike-borne criminals decamped with Rs 45,000 at gunpoint from a restaurant located at Tank road under Sakchi police station area late last night.
During the incident, the owner of the restaurant, Ali Akbar, was injured as one of the criminals hit him with the pistol while snatching away the cash. The police have started an investigation having received an FIR lodged by the owner of the Kolkata Alishan Biryani Restaurant.
According to the FIR, two youths entered the restaurant and asked for an egg roll. As it was late the eatery had already stopped serving food but one of the two criminals came towards the cash counter where the owner Ali Akbar was sitting. The youth suddenly fished out a pistol and trained it at Akbar while asking to hand over the cash.
As Akbar tried to protest, the youth with the gun in his hand hit the victim’s head with the pistol butt and took away the cash from the cash box. The two criminals had also threatened the hotel staff who tried to prevent them.
The restaurant owner informed the police, leading a police party from the Sakchi police station to rush to the spot. Akbar has claimed the criminals have taken away Rs 45,000, an amount the police had suspicion about.
The incident has been covered in the CCTV footage in the surveillance cameras installed at the eatery. The police have taken out the footage and are trying to detect the identity of those who committed the crime.
OC, Sakchi police station , Rajesh Kumar Singh confirmed the snatching of cash from the restaurant at gunpoint, but said the amount snatched as claimed by the restaurant owner is not true. The amount snatched away is around over Rs 20,000.
Speaking about the detection of the criminals, Singh said they are trying to nab the criminals on the basis of the CCTV footage.