A complaint filed on Monday by a senior Haryana government official that he was waylaid and later beaten up and robbed kept the police on its toes the entire day. Ishwar Singh, an undersecretary in the state’s law department, told the cops unidentified suspects forcibly entered his car and one of them drove it out of the city. He alleged he was later thrashed and robbed of his wallet and other belongings before being thrown out of the moving vehicle.
Singh said he was returning to his home in Sector 7 after dropping his son at the Sector 43 ISBT in the morning when his Suzuki Swift Dzire was waylaid by a group of four youngsters standing beside a car signaled him to stop and asked the directions for Sector 17. He said when he halted one of them took out his car keys and told him to move to the rear of the vehicle.
Singh told the police the youths beat him up and snatched his wallet, cellphone and watch before dumping him outside the car and speeding away. Sources in the police said the one of the suspects was armed with a pistol. The police and the crime branch are investigating the case and are preparing sketches of the suspects.
Following up on the complaint, the police have filed a case against unidentified suspects under Section 382 of the IPC against unknown persons acting on the complaint. DSP South Surjit Malik said efforts were on to catch the suspects.