Salt Lake CCD looted at gunpoint by 4 miscreants

first_imgKolkata: A Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) outlet in Salt Lake was robbed by four miscreants in broad daylight on Monday.Just after the cafe was opened in the morning, four miscreants entered and tied the on-duty service boy Suvankar Ghosh. It was alleged that one of the miscreants took Ghosh on gunpoint so that he did not raise an alarm. According to police sources, Ghosh said around 10:20 am he opened the cafe and was preparing to start the day and welcome customers. Within a few minutes, four persons entered the cafe and surrounded him. One of them took out a gun and pointed it towards his forehead threatening to kill if he raised an alarm. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAnother miscreants forced Ghosh to hand over his apron and T-shirt which the miscreant used to tie Ghosh. While two were busy with the service boy, the other two were standing guard. After tying Ghosh, the miscreants opened the cash box and took out the money — approximately Rs 18,000 and fled. A few minutes later, Ghosh managed to untie himself and immediately called the area manager Sumit Singh and narrated the whole incident. Singh called the zonal business head Md Sarfaraz and took Ghosh in a conference call. During the call, Sarfaraz told Singh to reach the cafe at the earliest. He also directed Ghosh to dial 100 and call the police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Ghosh was crying. He told us that four persons robbed the outlet and fled. I told him to call the police. Meanwhile, our senior officials were instructed to reach there as soon as possible,” said Sarfaraz. Sarfaraz also informed that they had a Close Circuit TeleVision (CCTV) camera at the cash counter. The footages will be examined. Sources informed that Ghosh and a person from the Information Technology (IT) department have been called at Bidhannagar North Police Station for questioning. The local councillor Anindya Chatterjee has expressed his concern over the incident. He said: “Such an incident in broad daylight is a matter of deep concern. Sleuths will do the needful.” Police informed that a case has been lodged on charges of robbery and arms act.last_img

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