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Gehlot takes a dig at Raj govt for 2 daylight robberies during Amit Shah’s visit

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February 1, 2018, 4:49 pm

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Muthoot Finance company's office in Jaipur where gold robbery took place.

Jaipur: Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday that the law and order situation in Rajasthan has gone for a toss. Referring to the two broad daylight robberies on consecutive days, Gehlot said that this was the state of affair when the police in the city are on high alert as BJP’s national president Amit Shah is in Jaipur.

In a series of tweets, Gehlot criticized the government.

“On a day, when the government machinery was busy welcoming BJP president and police were deputed all across the city to guard his route, thieves got a free run,” Gehlot wrote on his official twitter handle.

He also said that this was the state of affair in the capital cities. It’s anybody’s guess what would be the situation in other smaller cities, he said.

“If robbers can conveniently commit crimes in the center of power in #Rajasthan, then we can imagine the state of affairs in other cities,” Gehlot twitted.

He twitted that after bank robbery and the very next day, heist in a finance company in crowded area has left the citizens shocked and scared.

Gehlot was referring to Rs 9 crore gold robbery at Muthoot Finance’s Mansarovar branch in Jaipur on Friday and Rs 15 lakh robbery at UCO Bank in Rajapark on Thursday.

Four armed robbers walked into the gold loan company’s branch in the afternoon and over 23 minutes, they held the employees and customers hostage and took away gold weighting 31 kg.

Similarly on Thursday, two armed robbers held the employees and customers at UCO Bank in Rajapark and decamped with Rs 15 lakh cash.

The police are yet to crack any of the two cases.

Related stories:

Rs 9 crore gold robbery in Mansarovar: Muthoot Finance office robbed at gun points

Robbery at UCO Bank in Rajapark: 2 criminals make away with Rs 15 lakh

First published: July 22, 2017