STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Three armed persons on Tuesday evening made an unsuccessful attempt to rob a wine shop at gunpoint in Gole Market area of the posh Gandhi Nagar locality in Jammu. They are reported to be friendly with a Constable detailed with Flying Squad.
The trio managed to flee as the passersby and owner of the wine shop reached the spot simultaneously.
According to reports, a Sikh youth pointed pistol on the salesman of Sunny Wine Shop and asked for whisky and beer bottles. On seeing pistol, the salesman Surjit Singh, a resident of Billawar, raised an alarm. This attracted attention of the passersby which unnerved the youth and his two associates, who fled from the scene on Maruti Swift (Jk02AJ-3769).
Vinay Verma, owner of the wine-shop, who was on evening walk in the Gole Market Park rushed to spot and reported the incident to the police.
Inspector Bishnesh Kumar immediately reached the spot and during inquiry the locals identified the youth as a close friend of Selection Grade Constable Happy, who is deployed with the Police Flying Squad.
The main accused is reported to be resident of Chatha area but his name was not immediately known.
Police has registered case and started investigations. The salesman is reported to have told the police that the youth threatened to kill him if he raised alarm.
Police said, “We are making efforts to identify and arrest the accused.”
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