Ghaziabad factory looted

March 7th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by admin  

Ghaziabad, March 7 (IANS) About a dozen armed criminals looted a Ghaziabad factory of aluminium lead worth over Rs.4 million at gunpoint Friday, the police said. The incident occurred around 1.30 a.m. Friday in Patel Enterprises, situated on the south side of GT Road Industrial Area, under Kotwali police station of Ghaziabad.

According to the police, unidentified criminals armed with pistols and iron rods barged into the factory and looted it by holding the factory workers and its owner Rajendra Patel at gunpoint.

They took out all stocks of aluminium lead from the factory and loaded it onto a truck, which they brought with them, and fled after locking the workers in a factory room, said the police.

Alleging deterioration in the law and order situation, the entrepreneurs of the area held up the traffic on GT road. The traffic was restored after the police officers assured the entrepreneurs that the criminals would be arrested at the earliest.

A week earlier, criminals robbed another factory in the same area and killed a security guard.

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