A 35-year-old field officer of a renowned packaged drinking water company was allegedly robbed of Rs 9.5 lakh by three bike-borne assailants in Sarita Vihar area in south Delhi on Wednesday morning.
The incident took place around 10.40am in Jasola village behind Apollo Hospital, police said.
The victim, Vaidyanath, was riding pillion on a scooter and was headed towards Sarita Vihar Metro station when the miscreants, riding a Pulsar motorcycle, snatched his bag containing the money. According to a senior police officer, Vaidyanath had been carrying the collection money gathered over two days by his company’s branch office in Jasola.
“Vaidyanath had kept the collection money in the bag and asked a staffer to drop him at the Sarita Vihar Metro station. They left the office on a scooter and were about to reach the Metro station when the bikers snatched his bag,” said a senior police officer.
The victim had to deposit the money at his company’s head office in Sant Nagar in Burari. “Vaidyanath routinely used to visit the Jasola office for the collection money,” the officer added.
Ajay Choudhary, additional commissioner of police (southeast) said they have registered a case of snatching at Sarita Vihar police station. “Teams have been formed to identify the miscreants and nab them as soon as possible,” said Choudhary.
During investigation, a senior officer said that the assailants may have been following the victim. “We suspect the role of an insider who might have shared the information with the miscreants. We are questioning some employees of the company,” the officer added.