Mau, Apr 8 : A petrol pump operator was critically injured when unidentified miscreants shot at him and looted Rs 18 lakh from his possession in the Dohrighat area in this district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
According to police, Dohrighat town resident Umesh Chand Gupta owns a petrol pump in Varanasi-Gorakhpur National Highway-29.
Gupta was on his way to the bank with Rs 18 lakh this morning, when three motorcycle-borne miscreants waylaid and shot at him.
They then decamped with the bag containing the cash.
Gupta was rushed to Azamgarh for treatment where his condition is stated to be critical. Police is patrolling probable locations and searching for the absconding criminals. (UNI)