Doraha, April 19
A resident of Lasoi village kept Doraha police on its toes with his ‘concocted’ story of the loot of Rs 15 lakh by some robbers, while he was bringing the cash in his scooty from his village and was heading towards Jhammat village to hand it over to somebody at the assigned place.
At the very first instance, it seemed to be a framed story to the Doraha police who handled it intelligently by coming in contact immediately with his personal links apart from considering every inch of the distance travelled by him from Doraha to Tibba.
On the basis of investigation, the complainant who was not only penniless but also a defaulter concoted a story. He later admitted to the Doraha police that his financial penury had brought him to a stage where he would have either ended his life or devised some other way of coming out of the crisis.
Satwant Singh of Lasoi village was coming from his village on a scooty with a cash of Rs 15 lakh and as per his version to the police. He was following Lasoi- Malerkotla route. He told Doraha police that while he was near Ajnaud village, a Fortuner and an Innova crossed him and stopped him on the way and snatched the amount from his custody.
Doraha police, acting on the complaint received, took him all along the route to trace the actual spot where the loot was committed, as per the complainant.
“As we brought him along, he identified a spot near Tibba bridge but the matter of the fact is that at a distance of 200 mtr from the particular spot identified by him, there are CCTV cameras and the complainant is seen coming all alone along the way in the footage and no vehicle seemed to have crossed his way,” shared SHO Doraha Karnail Singh.
“We checked up with the person to whom he had to pay the cash. He said Satwant Singh was to hand him over a cheque of Rs 15 lakh and not cash as per the deal finalised a day before.
Satwant Singh’s father and brother-in-law have termed him to be a defaulter. While the family says that he is cashless, the complainant told the police that he had already withdrawn Rs 15 lakh from the bank, two-and-a-half months ago and kept the amount at home,” he added.