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Criminals have free run in city

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 16, 2011
First Published: 00:31 IST(16/1/2011) | Last Updated: 00:33 IST(16/1/2011)

Criminals had a free 48-hour run, as the Capital became a mute witness to six cases of armed robberies in various parts of the city.

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On Saturday in a matter of 10 hours armed assailants robbed three people.

On January 14, people lost more than R13 lakh in three different robberies including one at the busy South Extension-I market. Similar cases were reported in northeast Delhi on Friday night and west Delhi on Saturday morning.

On Friday night, two motorcycle borne assailants shot at a 60-year-old grocery shop owner at 10pm on Brahmapuri main road in Jaffarabad.

"Harish Chandra Jain was returning home after closing his shop when two men attacked him. They demanded the cash. When he resisted, they shot him in the chest and fled with the bag," said a senior police officer. The police are yet to verify the cash robbed.

The police said Jain was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and is critical.

The second incident was reported from Kirti Nagar in West Delhi at 11:40am on Saturday.

Police said Vikas Khanna (41) was on his way to drop his daughter to her tuition class along with their driver when the incident took place. "Khanna decided to check his account status. He went to Indian Bank in C-Block Kirti Nagar," said a senior police officer.

Khanna, plywood businessman in Mundka area, checked his account details. "When he stepped out two men attacked him. They asked him to hand over the briefcase. One of the accused also threatened to slit his neck," he added.

According to the officer, the bag contained R15 lakh in cash. Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) V Renganathan confirming the incident and said a case has been registered.


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