Uttar Pradesh: Armed robbers loot Rs 40 lakh money from Agra’s hawala seller | Agra Information – Instances of India

AGRA: In a daylight theft, 4 masked males allegedly looted Rs 40 lakh money from staff of an NM courier firm after holding them hostage on gun level in Agra’s Rawat Pada space on Friday.
The courier agency was reportedly dealing in Hawala cash, mentioned police.
The courier firm has been run in a room by Ahmedabad primarily based Mahipat for nearly a decade. Anand Puri who hails from Gujarat’s Mehsana district is the supervisor of the agency informed police that 4 males armed with pistols entered the workplace round 1:30pm and began thrashing him and others together with Sani Patel, Kripal and Sahdev.
They took money of Rs 10 lakh which was mendacity there after which threatened to kill all of them in the event that they did not disclose the place more cash was stored.
The 2 assailants took Patel to the second flooring after pointing a gun at his head and looted one other Rs 30 lakh mendacity there. The agency’s workplace is on the primary flooring whereas staff keep on the second flooring, mentioned police.
The assailants downed the shutter of the store earlier than operating away and likewise fired within the air to maintain chasers away. After listening to noises from contained in the store, somebody opened the shutter and let loose the staff.
In keeping with police, preliminary investigations have revealed that although the agency claimed to be in courier enterprise, the staff had no paperwork or registration papers to show the identical. There was no seen exercise on the spot to even recommend {that a} courier enterprise was being run from there. The presence of such a lot of cash signifies that the agency was concerned in hawala (switch) of money from Gujarat to Agra.
ADG (Agra zone) Rajeev Krishna mentioned that they’ve some clues in regards to the assailants and are additionally scanning the Cctv footage. He added that one of many staff reached Kotwali and knowledgeable the police in regards to the incident. Groups have been shaped to nab the accused, he added.