The car of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad’s son-in-law Vineet Yadav was snatched at gunpoint near the Sikanderpur Metro station on the busy MG Road in Gurgaon on Wednesday afternoon.
Vineet, 25, who is based in Delhi, was not in the car when the incident happened. Two unknown persons held the driver, Hari Prakash Yadav, hostage at gunpoint and robbed the white Toyota Fortuner SUV with the number plate DL 14 CC 1343.
Lalu Yadav reportedly contacted Gurgaon police commissioner and expressed his displeasure at the state of security in the city. Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk admitted receiving the call.
The accused, who were captured in CCTV cameras, have not been identified yet.
Around 3.20pm, Yadav, a resident of Delhi, had visited Gurgaon for a meeting with Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Ram Avtar Yadav Dal at his office in DLF City Phase-2.
Yadav had asked the driver Hari Prakash to park the SUV at the Sikanderpur Metro station and he went 100 metres from the spot to meet the RJD leader.
Within a few minutes, he noticed his SUV moving towards NH-8. Initially he thought the driver was taking a turn to park on the other side of the road when Hari Prakash came running and said two youths had taken the SUV at gunpoint.
“I was talking to another businessman when my driver informed me that two unidentified youths in their 20s approached him and took him at gunpoint. They threatened him not to raise an alarm ,” said Vineet Yadav.
The youths snatched the mobile phone of the driver, pulled him out of the SUV and thrashed him, said police. The police control room was informed and cops from DLF City phase-2 police station rushed to the spot.
ACP(DLF) Ramesh Pal said, “We recovered CCTV footage from several locations. We have formed teams and the crime units are working on the case. We will soon arrest the accused”.