Nawabshah: Workers’ salary snatched at gunpoint
NAWABSHAH: Armed robbers looted Rs1 million in cash from the employees of a fibreboard factory near Shahpur Jehanian on Tuesday. Manager Khawar Arain and guard Rehman were going to the factory after withdrawing cash for the salaries of factory employees from a bank.
Four armed motorcyclists intercepted them and snatched Rs1 million cash from them. The robbers opened fire when the manager and the guard offered resistance, injuring the manager. He was taken to People`s Medical College Hospital, Nawabshah.
Later, employees of the factory blocked National Highway near Shahpur Jehanian to protest against the incident, suspending vehicular traffic.
Police officials and local political leaders reached the place of the protest and assured the protesters of arrest of the robbers and recovery of looted cash on which they lifted the blockade.
The DPO of Shaheed Benazirabad Mohammed Younus Chandio has reverted and suspended SHO Raja Abdul Haq of Doulatpur police station for negligence in duty.