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Over Rs 26 lakh stolen at gunpoint from cash van in Delhi

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New Delhi, April 16:  Three unidentified armed bike-borne assailants stole nearly 26 lakh from a cash van here, police informed on Sunday.

According to the police, the robbery took place on Saturday evening when three men on two bikes targeted the cash van, parked before the ATM belonged to Bank of Baroda near Rajendra Nagar Metro Station in central Delhi.

“They, on gun point, stole a cash box containing over Rs 26 lakh from the van while snatching the weapon of the gunman with it before escaping,” a senior police officer told IANS.

“We have not identified the accused yet… all CCTV cameras of the spot and adjoining areas are being examined to trace them. Security guard and the cash van staff are being questioned in this connection,” the officer said.

Police was informed about the theft by Jitender Singh, a cash custodian after the accused escaped with cash box near Bada Bazar area.

Singh informed police that they, after filling cash in two ATMs in Karol Bagh area, were to go to Connaught Place.

The van belonged to CMS Securitys.

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Delhi metro’s Blue Line faces snag

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New Delhi, Feb 21: Train services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line (Dwarka sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) were affected for close to 30 minutes on Wednesday due to signalling issue at two interlocking stations, the DMRC said.

“Due to signalling issue at interlocking stations of Subhash Nagar and Rajouri Garden of Line-3, train IDs were lost around 12.30 p.m. for trains falling in this zone, resulting in delays as they were locally controlled,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.

“Central control for these two interlocking stations was restored at 1 p.m. and trains are now being regularised as per normal IDs,” the statement added.

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Prisoner escaped from Delhi’s LNJP hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Police

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New Delhi, Feb 19: A prisoner on Monday escaped from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Delhi Police personnel who had brought him there.

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Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana

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Saketri Shiva Temple. (File Photo0

Chandigarh, Feb 19: Thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana’s Panchkula district, police said on Monday.

The theft took place in Saketri on the intervening night of February 18-19. The entire theft was caught on CCTV.

“The thieves broke open locks of the temple and took away gold and silver jewellery and valuables,” a priest at the temple said.

The Haryana Police is investigating the matter.

The temple, located around 10 km from here, attracts hundreds of devotees daily. Thousands of people offered prayers at the temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri on February 13-14.

The temple had received lakhs of rupees in cash as offering which had been deposited in the bank only two days back, the priests told the police.

However, the valuables of the temple and offerings made after had remained in the temple complex.

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