The city police recovered an SUV of a travel agency on Wednesday, hours after the vehicle was stolen by its driver.
The cops traced the Mahindra Zylo car in Kanpur with the help of GPS (Global Positioning System) installed in it. The accused, Suresh Kumar, was arrested and sent to judicial custody.
According to the police, Rajesh Diwedi, manager of a travel agency in Palam Vihar, informed the police control room on Tuesday night that a driver has fled with the company’s car.
DCP (west) Surinder Pal said, “We had formed two teams immediately after we received the complaint. The teams followed the vehicle with the help of GPS and nabbed the accused from his native village in Kanpur.”
Kumar, 27, a native of Kanpur, had been working with the travel agency for the past one year. On Tuesday evening, Kumar had dropped a client and switched off his mobile. The manager, then, informed the police.
“Within no time, the company manager along with the police team followed the car through the GPS system. The driver met his friends at a village near Kanpur. But he was caught by the Kanpur police,” a senior police officer said.
Carjackers drive away with SUV, driver
Two unidentified men drove away with an SUV after offering the driver sweets laced with sedatives at the MG Road area on Wednesday.
The robbers dumped the driver out of the Toyota Innova car in an unconscious state near DND (Delhi-Noida-Delhi) flyover, the police said.
Rahul Wadhwa, a businessman from Agra, owns a flat in Gwal Pahari on Faridabad Road in Gurgaon. He had come to see his house along with his family members. The incident took place on Wednesday evening, when his wife and children went for shopping while the driver was waiting for them.