An uncle-nephew duo from Sikkim was robbed of their cash and other belongings at knife point allegedly by a group of miscreants in a Toyota Innova car near Delhi Secretariat late on Wednesday.
Police said the incident was reported to the police control room around midnight. The victims were travelling in an auto rickshaw.
Duk Nath Nepal, a resident of Gangtok in Sikkim, and his uncle Madhusudan had arrived in the city to attend a seminar. The two, a senior police officer said, were headed towards Paharganj from Anand Vihar interstate bus terminal in an auto rickshaw when they were intercepted by the assailants.
"The miscreants intercepted the auto rickshaw and two of the accused overpowered the auto rickshaw driver. Three others robbed the victims of their laptop, mobile phones and Rs. 14,500 in cash after pointing knives at them. After robbing the victims, the assailants fled in their Innova car," said the senior police officer. A case was registered at the IP Estate police station.
The complainants said there were five men in the car who were aged between 20-30 years.
"We have got definite clues about the accused and are hopeful of arresting them soon," said an investigating officer.
The incident, which took place barely 300 metres from the Delhi Police headquarters where two PCR vehicles are deployed round the clock, has raised serious questions on security in the Capital.