The police on Tuesday arrested two men for allegedly thrashing an Ola cab driver. The incident was reported in the wee hours of June 21 from northwest Delhi’s Rani Bagh area. The police have recovered a WagonR cab from the men’s possession.
The accused, Goverdhan and Vijay Singh, told the police that they along with their associate robbed the cab to smuggle illicit liquor from Haryana to Delhi.
The incident was reported on June 21 when Mohan Shyam, cab driver, was waiting for a passenger in his Ola cab near Shiva market in Pitampura, at 2.30am. The three men approached Shyam and asked him to roll down the window. The moment he did, one of them took out a country-made pistol and held him hostage at gunpoint.
“Shyam was shifted in the leg space between rear and front seat of the cab and one of the three took to the steering. They robbed him off his gold ring, a wrist watch, mobile phone and wallet before dumping him in Ballabhgarh, Faridabad,” DCP northwest Vijay Singh, said.
During investigation, police received information about the two men hiding at Palwal in Haryana.
A police team was sent to the Ola cab office in Gurgaon to find out the location of the robbed cab and a raid was conducted.
“By the time police team reached Palwal, the robbers
had left for Delhi in the cab. We then chased the robbers and overtook them near Sarita Vihar and apprehended two of them. One of them is still absconding and will be arrested soon,” Singh said.