A 42-year-old businessman was abducted at gunpoint and robbed of his car, Rs 6 lakh cash and gold jewellery by armed robbers in northwest Delhi’s New Ashok Vihar on Friday night.
According to police, the incident took place around 9pm near Satyawati College.
The businessman, Purushottam Goyal, is a resident of adjacent Rana Pratap Bagh. He owns a factory that manufactures kitchen items in the Wazirpur industrial area.
A senior police officer said Goyal was on his way to the factory in his car at the time of the incident. He had collected the R6 lakh as payment from a client.
“Goyal had stopped his car at a traffic signal near Satyawati College. Two men came to his car, overpowered him at gunpoint and entered the vehicle,” said an officer.
One of the robbers forced Goyal to sit on the front passenger seat and took hold of the steering himself.
“The other robber stuck a pistol to Goyal’s head and asked him to hand over his gold chain and gold ring. Goyal initially refused to do the robbers’ bidding, but later handed over his jewellery when the men threatened to kill him,” added the officer.
After driving Goyal’s car for several hundred meters, the men forced Goyal to step out of the car.
The duo then fled with his car. Goyal made a call to the police control room after the assailants had disappeared.
“We have registered a case at the Ashok Vihar police station. We have also prepared portraits of the suspects on the basis of their physical description as given by Goyal. Several teams have been formed to nab the robbers,” an officer said.