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Rajasthan: Jewellery worth Rs 2.25 crore robbed on Udaipur-Ahemdabad highway

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February 1, 2018, 5:48 pm


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Jaipur: Robbers threw chili powder into the eyes of three traders and robbed them of gold and silver jewelry worth nearly Rs 2.25 crore on Friday.

The incident took place after the traders crossed a toll near Udaipur on Udaipur-Ahemdabad highway. Valuables robbed include 1.5 kg gold worth nearly Rs 43.56 lakh and 470 kg silver worth Rs 1.83 crore. The local police have launched a massive search for the robbers.

The traders, identified as Somdutta, his son Yogesh and brother-in-law Nandram are residents of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. They were transporting the valuables from Rajkota in Gujarat to Agra.

The incident took place around 2 am on Friday. As they crossed Udaipur toll plaza, a Scorpio and a car overtook their car and intercepted them. Armed robbers got off the two vehicles and pointed guns at the traders. They then threw chili powder into their eyes.

The robbers got into the car of traders and drove away. They took away their mobile phones and forced them to get off the car a few kilometers later.

The robbers then drove away. The traders somehow managed to stop a bus and sought help. They came to the local police station and narrated the incident.

The police are studying footages of CCTVs installed at the toll plaza and hotels on both sides of the highway.

Police suspect that the robbers were aware of the valuables the three traders were carrying with them from Rajkot and planned the heist.

First published: June 23, 2017