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Shaken, robbery victims leave Noida

india Updated: Apr 16, 2008 00:57 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times

Two of the three victims of Tuesday night robbery in Noida have left for their homes. The third victim has expressed his fear regarding the upcoming identification parade to zero in on the accused.

The only person who is cooperating with the police is Lt General (retired) TJS Gill who was recovering at Delhi hospital. Lt Gen Gill was shot at by some persons in Sector 44 on the same night the three persons were robbed in Noida. Also, a former airhostess was shot dead on the same night in Noida.

One of the victims of robbers told HT from his hometown in Punjab, “Soon after the incident, my mother called me back. Now she does not want me to go back to Noida. She fears criminals may harm me and has asked me to find a job closer home. At present I have taken leave for some days. But I will take my decision after reviewing the investigations and threat perception. My mother has no faith in the police. I am her only son and she does not want to put me at any risk.”

The other victim, whose wife is pregnant, has also left Noida and gone to Dehradun for a few days to "overcome the trauma" and to keep the pressure at bay.

SK Dubey, Station Officer of Sector 58 Police Station, said, “Though victims of Sector 61 incidents were called to help in further investigation, none of them have come so far. They are reluctant to cooperate with the police fearing fresh assault by the gang if they identify the victim. However, one of them has identified the motorcycle.”

“Lt. General (retd) TJS Gill is the only person who has been cooperating with us. He is recovering at a Delhi hospital. His family members are also very cooperative,” said Sector 20 Police Station Station Officer G Shrotriy. Meanwhile, prime suspect Laxman Yadav, during interrogation, has named his three accomplices — Mukesh, Ashok and Anu.

On last Tuesday night, three persons were robbed at Sector 61 area and Lt General TJS Gill was shot at Sector 44 when he resisted a robbery attempt of his car. Later in Sector 32 former airhostess Sheeba Thomas was shot dead when she also resisted a robbery attempt.