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Was held captive for an hour, recalls cabbie gang victim

The executive of a private airlines company — who was allegedly abducted by the cabbie gang on the evening of March 2 from near Gurgaon Expressway — was held captive for more than an hour in the black coloured car of the accused before being dumped in Delhi.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2012 00:52 IST
Leena Dhankhar

The executive of a private airlines company — who was allegedly abducted by the cabbie gang on the evening of March 2 from near Gurgaon Expressway — was held captive for more than an hour in the black coloured car of the accused before being dumped in Delhi.

Akash Raj, an assistant MCC controller (Maintenance Control Centre of Engineering) in IT department and working for Spice jet Airlines, narrated his tale of ordeal to Hindustan Times on Wednesday.

Raj, who resides in Lodhi Road, said the gang members robbed him of his belongings and withdrew money from his ATM cards.

“After my shift got over at 8:20pm, I left office and rushed to the bus stand near the India Bulls building. After waiting for the bus for half-an-hour, I decided to take a cab. A black Esteem car halted near me and I boarded it for Vikaspuri. I tried to sit in the front seat but the driver refused, saying he had to pick up someone from the next stop. Another man rushed from the right side and I happened to sit between two men. After crossing the toll plaza, the driver started talking,” said Raj.

When the car reached Mahipalpur, the man sitting next to Raj asked him for his wallet.

“I told him my wallet contains personal stuff. On saying this, both men started abusing me. I asked the driver to stop the car but he was also involved. I realised I had been trapped. The driver slapped me and increased the volume of the music system so that my cries could not be heard. They brandished a knife and threatened me. One man kept hitting me constantly to get my ATM password,” he added.

The accused thrashed Raj to get his ATM passwords and took out Rs 12,000 from an ATM booth of YES Bank.

They also snatched his wallet containing R1500 and a mobile phone. They also took away all ATMs and credit cards from Raj's bag.

“They covered my face with a monkey cap and tied my hands. After withdrawing money, they dropped me at Lodhi Road,” he added.