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Lakhs looted from two businessmen in east Delhi

Three motorcycle-borne thieves mugged two businessmen and snatched bags containing lakhs of rupees on Friday, reports HT Correspondent.

delhi Updated: May 02, 2008 23:56 IST
HT Correspondent

Some motorcycle-borne thieves mugged two businessmen and snatched bags containing lakhs of rupees on Friday, police said.

Three men on a motorcycle hit a businessman Prem Kumar on his head with a pistol butt and snatched a bag containing Rs 8.5 lakh on a busy road in east Delhi. Kumar runs a business of copper slabs. He was attacked in Vishwas Nagar on Friday morning.

“The assailants stopped their bike next to Kumar. One of them hit him with a local made pistol. When Kumar resisted, one of them threatened to shoot him, following which Kumar handed them the bag,” said an officer.

Kumar used to deposit his daily earnings in the bank and police said they suspected some of his employees who may have carried out the heist. Ajay Chaudhery, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), said a snatching case was registered and they were trying to trace the attackers.

Kumar could not note down the motorcycle's registration number. “Kumar has, however, helped us prepare a sketch of the accused,” said the officer.

In another incident, two unidentified men on a motorcycle snatched a bag containing Rs 3.4 lakh from a travel agent standing outside his office in northwest Delhi's Keshavpuam in the afternoon. According to police, Jitender Jain, was standing outside his shop, Nanital Delhi Private Ltd when the assailants struck.