Jalpaiguri : The miscreants escaped by snatching Rs 5 lakh from the petrol pump workers by showing firearms in daylight. On Monday, two employees of a petrol pump in Maynaguri approached the police over the allegation. The Maynaguri police station has launched an investigation based on their allegations.
According to police sources, the owner of a petrol pump and two employees have alleged the robbery of 5 Lakhs rupees from Rajarhat area of Maynaguri. They complained to the police that they were going to deposit Rs 5 lakh in a state-owned bank in Rajarhat riding a motorbike on Monday afternoon. Suddenly, a silver Maruti Alto pulled up near Rajarhat Bridge. Five armed miscreants came out of the car. All of them had handkerchiefs tied around their faces. One of the miscreants put a firearm in the neck of the biker. Another put a sharp knife to the rider’s neck. Miscreants fled with a bag full of money from them.
After the incident, the workers returned to the petrol pump and informed the owner about the robbery. The owner of the petrol pump lodged a complaint with the police. A search has been launched in the area to find the culprits, police said.