The next time you are having a late night out, keep a lookout for the mobike gang. Or else you may have to suffer the way GK resident Mahesh S Aiyar had to earlier in the week.
It was a scene straight out of Mad Max — complete with mobikes and goons — only it was happening in the Capital’s high-security zone, Connaught Place. Aiyar had gone out for dinner to the Park last Sunday, with wife Lakshmi and friends Vinayak and Sonika Chaturvedi. The two couples got out of the Park around 2.30 am and, en route to south Delhi, while they were crossing the PVR Plaza bus-stop at Outer Circle, a Maruti 800 stopped in front of them. “Even before I could back my car and move on we were surrounded by around 40 men riding motorcycles,” recounts Aiyar.
The gang started circling Aiyar’s Indica, hurling abuses. Then, one of the men took out a hockey stick and smashed the car’s windshield, and snatched Lakshmi’s bag, lying on the dashboard, and zoomed away with it.
Aiyar immediately informed the police who reached the spot a good 15 minutes later. A case of robbery was registered at the Connaught Place Police Station. “The case is under investigation,” says DCP Anand Mohan.
This was not the first time that terror came calling on mobikes. On March 27, a gang of bikers struck at a petrol pump in Defence Colony’s D-Block at 4.30 am. The gang started filling their bikes with petrol, and when the pump attendants objected, they beat them up and broke a glass cabinet containing car oils and lubricants — which they proceeded to rob. That case still remains unsolved.