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Police claims to identify escape route of UP robbery through CCTV footage

A day after a sensational daylight robbery and murder of a gunner of a cash van rocked the state capital, police today claimed that they have identified the escape route through CCTV footage and shortlisted around 50 suspects.


PTI 31 Jul 2018, 03:04 PM India

A day after a sensational daylight robbery and murder of a gunner of a cash van rocked the state capital, police today claimed that they have identified the escape route through CCTV footage and shortlisted around 50 suspects.

The police have also released a photograph and a video of a suspect.

"The escape route has been found through CCTV footage, and around 50 suspects have been shortlisted," Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani told PTI here.

"The photograph of a suspicious person pertaining to the cash van loot of July 30 has been released. SSP Lucknow has appealed to the people to help the police in catching this person. Information regarding this can be given on 9454401502," the police said in a message shared on WhatsApp.

A cash reward of Rs 50,000 has also been announced in this regard.

Yesterday, a gunner of a cash van was shot dead and a bag containing around Rs 7 lakh case was snatched away by an unidentified miscreant only a couple of kilometers away from the Raj Bhavan in the high-security VVIP zone.

The daring robbery took place at a distance of about a couple of kilometres from the official residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the state Assembly, a day after the successful conclusion of a mega business event, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present.

The police said the incident took place at around 3.30 pm on the service lane adjacent to the Raj Bhavan colony on Mahatma Gandhi Marg and opposite Axis Bank.

"The people in the van were going to the bank after collecting cash (in a bag) from different branches. The deceased has been identified as Indramohan, who was the gunner with the private cash van. The driver of the van and the custodian have also been seriously injured in the incident," Additional Superintendent of Police (Lucknow East) Sarvesh Mishra said.

The attacker fled with around Rs 6-7 lakh, the police added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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