Sandeep Goel, joint commissioner of police (central range), said the cash van belongs to a private cash replenishment company and it was carrying cash meant to refill different ATM machines in Kamla Nagar and Roop Nagar localities.
“The custodians of the cash van were in the process of refilling the ATM machine of private bank while the security guard was providing them security cover. In the meantime, two men on a motorcycle arrived and shot the security guard twice in his head, said a senior police officer.
An eyewitness immediately called the police control room and informed the police about the crime. A PCR van arrived at the crime scene and rushed the seriously injured security guard to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A case of murder, armed robbery and arms act has been registered at the Roop Nagar police station. CCTV cameras installed near the crime spot are being scanned to establish the identity of the criminals and other crucial leads pertaining to the case.
Several teams under the leadership of DCP (north) Madhur Verma under the overall supervision of Deepak Mishra, special CP (law and order), are probing the cash van robbery case.