Two incidents of robberies in buses in over a week have created fear among many frequent travellers. On the night of May 26, a city-based businessman was allegedly robbed of his mobile phone, gold ring, ATM and credit cards, driving licence and Rs 1,700 while he was coming from Delhi to Chandigarh on a Volvo bus.
The complainant, Shiv Pal, 60, of Sector 40, claimed he was given some intoxicant by unidentified persons and was robbed of money, gold ring and other articles.
When the bus reached the Sector-17 ISBT, the bus conductor allegedly dropped him on the road outside the ISBT.
Fortunately, his son, who had come to receive his father was forced to see him lying unconscious on the road.
He then took him to the Government Multi Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, for treatment. A case under Sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 379 (punishment for theft) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the unidentified people at the Sector-17 police station.
Old trick, new victims
A Noida-based software engineer, Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 1, Greater Noida West, was robbed of articles worth lakhs of rupees after he was given some intoxicant in his tea by an unidentified person on his way from Delhi to Chandigarh
in a Haryana Volvo bus on May 23. The victim regained consciousness a day after and found himself admitted to the GMSH-16.
He was robbed of many electronic items, including laptop, iPhone 6, pendrive, passport, $100, gold chain and bracelet. A case under relevant sections of the IPC was lodged at the Sector-17 police station.
The complainant, Shiv Pal, 60, of Sector 40, claimed he was given some intoxicant by unidentified persons and was robbed of money, gold ring and other articles on the night of May 26.