Almost two weeks after a city industrialist was waylaid, assaulted and robbed near Sector 40 by unknown miscreants, the police are yet to make a breakthrough in the case.
Victim Rajeev Rana, 40, accused the police of negligence and registering a theft case instead of a robbery case to allegedly keep their records ‘clean’.
On January 14, Rana was on his way home around 11pm when carjackers made a failed attempt to rob his vehicle but fled with his wallet, credit and debit cards and car keys."An Innova forced me to stop and the criminals pulled me out of my car. Within no time, one of the accused snatched my wallet which had R20,000, credit cards, debit cards, driving licence and other important documents. I dialled the police control room number (100) but could not get through. Then I dialled my wife's number. She heard the entire conversation and informed the police," the victim recalled.
Rana even noted down the registration number of the Innova but the police claimed it was not correct. “When the PCR arrived, the miscreants fled. I insisted on chasing them but the policemen showed no interest. The accused also took away my car keys,” he added.
Rana further added, “The police suggested that I file a case of theft and not road rage as it would help me get my insurance claim. Moreover, a case of road rage would have meant extra work for the police.”
Inspector Vikash Kaushik, SHO of the Sector 40 police station, said, “The complainant asked us to register a theft case for processing his insurance claim. The Innova’s registration number is not correct.”