Car jacking incidents in the city are on the rise. And police are on their toes trying to stop miscreants in such cases. However, it seems they have not been very successful so far. Hours before chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Badal visited the Hero DMC Heart Institute, five motorcycle-borne men allegedly robbed a B.Com student of his Hyundai Santro car near Issewal village after throwing chili powder into his eyes in broad daylight and fled.
The victim was going towards an eatery near the village to celebrate his birthday with friends, when the accused intercepted him.
On being informed, the Mullanpur Dakha police reached the spot and initiated investigation. Police registered a case against five unidentified persons following a complaint by Rahul Khanna, a resident of Shivaji Nagar.
In his complaint, the 20-year-old Rahul stated, he was a student of B.Com at GGN Khalsa College in Ghumar Mandi.
He had planned to celebrate his birthday along with his friends at an eatery at the periphery of the city. His friends were already waiting for him. He added that as he reached near Issewal Canal Bridge at around 12.30pm, five persons riding two motorcycles crossed him. The accused intercepted him. As he got out of the car, the miscreants threw chili powder into his eyes and fled with the car.
He added that the miscreants were clean-shaven and were in their 20s.
Inspector Kulwant Singh, SHO, Mullanpur Dakha police station, said a case was registered in this context.
The police have launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused.