Police harass passengers robbed in moving bus
What’s worse, two victims, who decided to file an FIR, had to spend 10 hours scurrying between four different police stations before the case was finally registered in Mayapuri.delhi Updated: Jul 22, 2010 01:33 IST
A Blueline bus on its way from Uttam Nagar to Nehru Place was robbed on Wednesday morning.
What’s worse, two victims, who decided to file an FIR, had to spend 10 hours scurrying between four different police stations before the case was finally registered in Mayapuri.
“We were asked to go to Janakpuri police station since the robbers had boarded the bus there. In Janakpuri, we were asked to go to Hari Nagar since the robbers got down there. In Hari Nagar, the police asked us to go to Mayapuri,” said Ranjeet Singh, 35.
“The crime took place while the vehicle was in transit so we had to keep the issue of jurisdiction in mind,” said Sharad Agarwal, DCP (west). Five armed men walked into the bus at C1 block in Janakpuri around 11 a.m. and started picking wallets of passengers, police said.
When passengers resisted, the criminals threatened them with knives, police said.
“For 20 minutes, they continued to loot before casually walking out at Lajwanti Chowk, two km from where they had boarded,” said Singh.
Suspecting the driver and conductor were hand-in-glove with the criminals, passengers beat them up. Both were later detained by the police. While the others left, Singh and another passenger Elena Francis went ahead to press charges.