No arrest yet in U.P. loot, murder case


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first_imgTwo days after a cash van guard was shot dead outside a bank a few metres away from the Governor’s House here, the police are yet to nab the suspect who fled from the high-security zone on a motorcycle.The cops have, however, shortlisted 10 suspects from Lucknow as well as other districts and analysed footage from 50 CCTVs. The police have formed eight teams and are being assisted by the U.P. Special Task Force in the sensational daylight robbery and murder case.On the afternoon of July 30, a guard of a private cash collecting agency was shot dead and the driver injured by a suspect during a robbery.The suspect fled the scene on a motorbike with more than ₹6 lakh. According to footage of the crime released by the police, the suspect did not try to conceal his identity and brandished a pistol. The crime scene is also close to the official residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.SSP Lucknow Kalanidhi Naithani said that the suspect appeared to be a part of some organised gang. “It is organised though he was having a so-called country-made but branded pistol. It is clear he was not a petty criminal,” Mr. Naithani told The Hindu.The police have released a sketch of the suspect and announced a reward of ₹50,000 for anybody providing clues about him.ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said the case was a ‘big challenge’ for the police. “We have some clues. We will work out the case at the earliest,” Mr. Kumar said in a video message on Twitter.last_img

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