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Delhi Police yet to make headway in Lajpat Nagar robbery case

PTI  New Delhi, January 29, 2014
First Published: 14:27 IST(29/1/2014) | Last Updated: 14:29 IST(29/1/2014)

More than 24 hours after Rs. 7.69 crore was robbed in the busy Lajpat Nagar area of south Delhi, the police are yet to make any headway in the case.

According to police sources, a two-pronged investigation is going on. Investigators are trying to zero in on the robbers and recover the money, the sources said.

They are also trying to find out the source of the huge amount of cash which was looted on Tuesday. The police are also investigating hawala money trail in the case, they said.

The sources said Rajesh Kalra, whose name had cropped up as a bookie in the Hansie Cronje match fixing case, and Rahul Ahuja, his partner and a Gurgaon-based businessman to whom the cash belonged, were not showing "very keen" interest in the case.

All the four employees, including Ahuja's manager Rakesh Kumar, who were in a car at the time of the incident, are being questioned about the source of the money, they said.

In the daring daylight heist pulled off with clinical precision, unidentified armed men yesterday robbed four employees of a businessman of Rs. 7.69 crore in south Delhi when they were driving to a bank to deposit the money.

The robbery, one of the biggest in the national capital in terms of money involved, was carried out in a matter of minutes. The police had said around five to six armed men intercepted a Honda City car near Lajpat Nagar Metro station and fled with the vehicle and Rs. 7.69 crore cash.

The incident had taken place around 9:00am, when Kumar was going to Karol Bagh along with three employees, identified as driver Subodh, Rajesh and Baijnath.

Kumar and the others were travelling in Kalra's car. Kumar had told police that they had collected cash from Kalkaji and Greater Kailash to deposit in two separate bank accounts in Karol Bagh.


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