Police probing whether robbery of Rs 1.4 crore was pre-planned
New Delhi: Delhi Police is probing all relevant angles in the daylight robbery case where a Chandni Chowk-based businessman and his son were robbed at gunpoint near a crowded fruit market in Pitampura, according to police officials.
When asked whether the robbery could have been pre-planned, police said they are not ruling out any possibility.
The robbery, which seemed to be planned in advance took place around 7 pm, when the victims, Vinod Garg and his son Varun were on their way back home from their shop in Naya Bazar with Rs 1.4 crore in cash.
According to a complaint registered by Varun, a bike overtook them around 7pm and stopped in front of their car, following which the pillion rider got off and asked for the bag of money from Varun, who was driving with the window rolled down.
When he claimed to not know what he was talking about, the accused pointed a gun at Varun through the window and demanded the cash.
Varun added that in the meantime, two men on another bike arrived at the scene and asked both him and his father to get out of the car.
Afraid for their lives, both victims followed what they were told and got out of the vehicle.
By the time Varun called the police and crime teams reached the spot, one of the accused had driven off in his car and the rest had fled the scene on their motorcycles.
The incident took place on a busy street near a local fruit market.
Police later recovered the victim's car, which was abandoned by the accused at a nearby spot.
While registering the complaint at the Rani Bagh police station, Varun said he will be able to identify his alleged assailants if shown photographs.
Police are also reviewing CCTV footage from the area. In addition to the team from Rani Bagh police station, special staff in the district and some crime branch officials are also involved in the investigations.
A case against the accused assailants has been registered at the Rani Bagh police station under sections 392/397/34 of the Indian Penal Code.