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Mohali hit by 2 carjackings in a day

Carjackers are having a field day in SAS Nagar with as many as two carjackings reported since morning on Monday. These two cases have brought the total number of carjacking cases to three in the past one week.

punjab Updated: May 03, 2016 10:51 IST
HT Correspondent
In the latest incident, two men made away with the car of Manish Kumar, a Patna resident working in SAS Nagar, at gunpoint from near Nature’s Park in Phase 8 on Monday.
In the latest incident, two men made away with the car of Manish Kumar, a Patna resident working in SAS Nagar, at gunpoint from near Nature’s Park in Phase 8 on Monday.(HT Representative Image)

Carjackers are having a field day in SAS Nagar with as many as two carjackings reported since morning on Monday. These two cases have brought the total number of carjacking cases to three in the past one week.

In the latest incident, two men made away with the car of Manish Kumar, a Patna resident working in SAS Nagar, at gunpoint from near Nature’s Park in Phase 8 on Monday.

Victim Manish Kumar works as a general manager with a private tele-communication company in SAS Nagar. Two men made away with the vehicle from Manish on gunpoint at around 7am, when he was about to sit in his Hyundai Creta car, which is worth Rs 12 lakh and was bought around four months back, after his morning walk. One of the accused held Manish and another snatched his car keys.

“As soon as I unlocked my car after morning walk, a man from behind held me and threatened to kill me if I turned. Before I could do anything, another man came running towards the car with a gun and snatched the keys. I did not resist in order to save my life,” said Manish Kumar.

“After snatching my keys, the man sat in the car and sped away, while the other was still holding me. After the accused left with the car, the other accused let me off and vanished before I could react,” added Kumar. Kumar told the police that the other accused had fled in another car, a Silver Indigo. “We have registered a case under Section 382 of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act against two unidentified persons,” said Phase 8 police station SHO Lakhwinder Singh.

In another case, a car was taken away forcibly from Sector 68, SAS Nagar, on Monday evening. The victim, Dushayant, 19, a resident of Sector 69, had come in his i20 car to Sector 68 market, when two youths forced their way into his car and later, dumped him at Sohana. “I was about to sit in my car when two men pushed me and forcibly sat in the car. I kept pursuing them to take money and mobile phone, but to no avail,” Dushyant has told the police.

“Ignoring my requests, the accused kept driving and dumped me near Sohana gurdwara and fled with my car. They went towards Balongi,” added the victim, who was unable to give further details about the snatchers. A case has been registered at the Phase-8 police station in this regard.

NO ARRESTS IN APRIL 27 CASE

Meanwhile, the police are yet to make a breakthrough in the car snatched from Mataur on April 27 despite having released a sketch of one of the three accused. Complaint Amit had alleged that three youth had fled with his Swift Dzire car after pushing out his female colleagues out of the car at a parking lot outside the Rudraksh Enterprises office on April 27.