Car robbed at gunpoint from Phase 5

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2014 11:05 IST

Robbers, it seems, do not have any fear of the police or the law. Four armed men forcibly stopped the Honda Amaze of a doctor couple in residential area of Phase 5 on Friday night and fired three shots in the air before making off with the car. Even as a crowd gathered at the spot, after the couple resisted the carjacking, the robbers managed to shoot their way through the crowd.

Dr Gaganpreet Singh, a resident of Phase-11, was on his way to Ludhiana from SAS Nagar, with his wife, after having dinner at a restaurant in Phase-V market in their Honda Amaze with the registration number (DL9CU6696).

As soon as they neared the residential area, a golden Honda City (old model) hit the couple’s car from the rear, forcing Singh to stop his vehicle. After overtaking him, the miscreants’ car blocked their way and three ruffians carrying a pistol and sharp-edged weapons alighted and pounced on the couple, forcing them to come out of the car, at gunpoint. “We had dinner at the Phase-5 market.

When we started back for Ludhiana, I had a nagging suspicion that we were being followed. However, I tended to ignore the feeling. I have no grudges or enmity with anyone here in the city,” said Singh.

Couple did resist attempt

The couple did resist the carjacking and Singh has sustained minor injuries on his hand. The robbers thrashed him and also tried to gag him when he was asked to hand over the car at gunpoint.

Hearing their screams and the commotion, residents of the area gathered at the spot, but the robbers fired three shots at the crowd, before making good their escape. The victim couple failed to note down the registration number of the car the robbers.

Singh alleged that he called twice at the police emergency number 100 before receiving any response and that police reached the spot after 45 minutes.

Robbed car met with accident near Verka roundabout

As the robbers whisked away the Honda Amaze, they ended up ramming into a motorcycle in which the two occupants sustained severe injuries and were rushed to the Phase-VI civil hospital, the police claimed. A case has been registered against unidentified people under Sections 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft) of the IPC and under some sections of the Arms Act. DSP Alam Vijay Singh said: “Our counterparts in Chandigarh and Mohali have been informed and the number of the car and other details have been flashed across Punjab.”

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