Daylight robbery in Connaught Place
Two people allegedly robbed an executive of a foreign exchange firm of Rs 17.78 lakh at gunpoint in the outer circle area of Connaught Place, reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2008 22:38 IST
Within hours of gangster Bunty’s death in police encounter, the city was again rocked by another robbery in daylight. And this time it took place in Connaught Place, the heart of the Capital.
Two people allegedly robbed an executive of a foreign exchange firm of Rs 17.78 lakh at gunpoint in the outer circle area. They also took away the victim’s motorcycle and fled from the scene.
Around 1:00 pm Ranjit Singh (28), a senior sales executive at Associated Foreign Exchange Services Limited in outer circle of Connaught Place, was on his way to deliver cash to another firm, De Paul's, at INA Market.
“At 12:55 pm, Singh left the office. He was walking towards the parking lot when two people stopped him. One of them took out a gun and the other took away the bag from him. They told him to get off his motorcycle and fled from the scene with it,” said a senior police officer.
Singh was carrying foreign currency of around 10 countries. The entire incident took place within 10 minutes. As soon as the robbers left, Singh called his seniors at the firm who told him to call up the police.
The police started their investigations immediately after the call was made. They also took Singh to the police station for questioning.
“We wanted to verify certain facts and also prepare a computer-generated sketch of the two accused with his help. We are also trying to track down the motorcycle of the victim,” added the officer.
This is the second time that a crime has taken place in the heart of the city.
Last week a railway employee was stabbed eight times by a pickpocket and his accomplices. Two beat constables who were on their rounds rescued him.
Meanwhile, in today’s case the police have not been able to track down a single eyewitness in the area.
According to senior police officer, there are around 15 shops and a parking lot in the area. But no one has come forward to say anything on the crime.
“We have questioned a lot of people including the parking attendants but nobody seems to have seen anything. Even a transporter who was standing right next to the scene of the crime claims to have seen nothing,” said a senior police officer.