Nawanshahr (Punjab), Jun 29 (PTI) An employee of a petrol pump in Banga was injured today when two persons allegedly opened fire at him in a bid to snatch a bag containing cash that he was carrying to deposit in a bank, police said. Also Read - Punjab Board Exam 2021: PSEB releases Exam Date Sheet for Class 5, 8, 10 and 12 At pseb.ac.in, Download Now

The incident occurred around 10 am, they said. Also Read - Museum on Wheels: Punjabi Artisan Sets Up Makeshift Sikh Museum at Singhu Border

The petrol pump is situated near Banga bus stand on Banga-Phagwara highway. Also Read - School Reopening Latest News: List of States Where Classes Will Resume This Week | Complete List Here

Police said when the employee of the petrol pump resisted the attempt of the miscreants to snatch his bag, they opened fire at him resulting in grievous injury.

Police head constable Ashok Lohtia, who was on patrol duty in the area, raised an alarm following which the miscreants fled on their motorcycle.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Banga, Sartaj Singh said the police have started a probe.

The injured employee has been shifted to a hospital in Ludhiana, police said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.