Two rob businessman of cash, jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh

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New Delhi, Jul 1 (UNI) In a daring daylight robbery, a Shahdara businessman was robbed of nearly jewellery and cash worth Rs 15 lakh in Balbir Nagar area of north-east Delhi this afternoon.

Two unidentified men, armed with knife and country-made pistol, entered the residence of Ashok Kumar Varma at his Lane 8, Balbir Nagar resdence at about 1345 hrs and sought the money kept in the house, said sources.

Threatening to kill them if they raised an alarm they packed all family members in a room and broke opened the lockers and almirahs, where cash and jewellery were kept.

After gathering all the jewellery and cash they could lay their hands on, they fled from the scene.

Later, family members informed the police.

The family later told the police that Rs seven lakhs in cash and jewellery worth nearly Rs eight lakhs were taken away by the two accused.

Mr Ashok Varma, who runs a small unit of manufacturing exhaust fans and coolers at his residence, has a joint family and was present at the time of the incident.

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