Three armed men looted around 40 passengers of a moving blueline bus of cash and mobile phones, police said on Thursday.
Around 15-20 men were detained by police in connection with the incident which took place in Seelampur area of north-east Delhi last night, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) S S Yadav told PTI.
The robbers boarded the bus near Seelampur flyover and brandished their arms threatening passengers to give them their valuables and mobile phones. The bus plies between Seemapuri and Shivaji Stadium.
According to Yadav, one of the robbers stood on the front door while two others entered the bus from the backdoor.
They took out arms and asked the driver not to stop the bus. One of them was carrying a knife, Yadav said, adding the robbers were not carrying firearms.
The robbers threatened the passengers and asked them to hand over their valuables and mobile phones, he said adding two passengers were hit by them.
The robbers got off at a deserted place near Welcome area and escaped on foot, Yadav said, adding the robbers took away Rs 4,000 in cash and six mobile phones from passengers.
Yadav said they are hopeful of arresting the real culprits. "We will identify the culprits with the help of passengers," he said.