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Vivek Vihar robbery: Insider hand suspected

The Delhi Police have recorded statements of the three victims who faced bullet injuries in the heist in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar on Saturday morning

delhi Updated: Aug 12, 2012 23:55 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi Police have recorded statements of the three victims who faced bullet injuries in the heist in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar on Saturday morning. Jagmohan Singh alias Goldi, 37, cousin of a municipal councillor from Jhilmil area, has told police that at first he thought it was a case of road rage, and so came out of the car.

"A bike hit the car from the left side and I came out in anger. But the biker pushed me inside the car and fired a bullet through the window. My friend, Vinod Kumar, was sitting next to me with a bag full of cash. The next bullet hit him. In the meantime, Jitender Kumar and Puneet who were sitting on the back seat with another bag, tried to flee but the robbers fired at them too. Jitender got bullet injuries, but Puneet escaped unhurt,” Goldi told police in his statement.

Jitender Singh Shunty, councillor from Jhilmil area and Goldi’s cousin, said that all the three victims were out of danger. "We suspect the role of an insider; someone who was aware of the fact that Goldi took the same route every day and was carrying more cash on Saturday than on any other day," Shunty said.

Goldi has also told the police that the robbers were speaking in Hindi and their accent suggested they were from north India.

"They were not taking names, but were communicating in Hindi. They were wearing helmets, so I couldn't see their faces, but they must be in the age group of 20-25 years," Goldi told police. Several teams have been formed and sent to Ghaziabad, Meerut and other parts of UP, based on the victims' statements.

Shunty said that despite the bullet injuries, Goldi tried to drive away, but collapsed after crossing the underpass and rammed into a street vendor. Goldi, a salesman with the Victory service station in Dilshad Garden in east Delhi, used to transport cash from the petrol pump to the Canara Bank branch in Vivek Vihar every day.