Delhi rice trader’s staffers robbed of Rs 80 lakh

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New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) At least four unidentified persons robbed around Rs 80 lakh from two staff members of a rice trader who were returning to their shop after collecting the money from a market in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area on Thursday, police said.

The robbery took place near an underpass at Shakur Basti in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area around 10.40 a.m. when the two staffers were coming back from the market after collecting the money from traders, a senior police officer told IANS.

“About four unidentified persons intercepted the vehicle of the staff and snatched the bag with the cash,” the officer said.

The police was informed around 12.30 p.m., the police officer said.

According to the police, the trader’s staffers had about Rs 80 lakh in cash with them in the bag.

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The staff members were identified as Aman and Sonu, both in their 20s. They are the relatives of rice trader Ved Prakash.

The police also said that they are investigating the robbery and questioning both the staff members of the shop.



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