Ex-additional solicitor general’s sedan snatched, driver beaten in South Ex

Four robbers snatched the Audi Q7 car of additional solicitor general of India Vikas Singh from his driver at gunpoint in South Extension early on Sunday morning.
Ravi, driver of the car that was snatched.(HT Photo)
Ravi, driver of the car that was snatched.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2016 01:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Four robbers snatched the Audi Q7 car of additional solicitor general of India Vikas Singh from his driver at gunpoint in South Extension early on Sunday morning. The robbers abducted the driver, beat him and threw him out in west Delhi’s Jwala Heri and sped away in the car, police said.

The driver, Ravi, was pinned down on the car’s floor between the front and middle seats while the assailants drove around for 20 kilometers on the arterial roads without being stopped at any of the police check posts in the city.

Ravi was attacked with the pistol’s butt leading to multiple cut wounds. He received five-six stitches.

Ravi said he was bleeding and had to walk for more than a kilometre before getting help. He said passersby, including two patrolling policemen and some private security guards, refused to help him.

“Even though I was bleeding they took me to the spot where I was dumped instead of getting me medical help. They seemed relived when they found that the place did not fall under their jurisdiction. They dropped me at a petrol station near the Mianwali Nagar police station and asked me to seek help there,” said Ravi.

He said he called up his employer from the phone at the police station.

Senior advocate Vikas Singh confirmed the incident. The SUV was purchased by his son, Venkatesh, a Supreme Court lawyer, three months ago, said police.

Ravi said on Saturday midnight he was waiting on the main road in South Extension market where Venkatesh had gone to have dinner with his friends at a restaurant. Around 1 am, Ravi said, he saw his employer’s friends coming out of the restaurant.

“As I was opening the car’s door, somebody kicked me from behind. Suddenly, I saw three more men entering the vehicle. One of them pointed a pistol at me and threatened to kill me if I raised an alarm. They pushed me inside and pinned me down. They snatched my mobile phone and kept hitting me with the pistol’s butt. I was finally dumped near a flyover in Jwala Heri,” said Ravi.

“It was the most horrible experience of my life. I thought they will kill me but god saved my life,” he said.

The personnel from Mianwali Nagar police station brought Ravi to the Kotla Mubarakpur police station where a case was registered. He was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre for treatment.

“There is no substantial lead in the case but our teams are working to identify the robbers and recover the robbed vehicle,” said RP Upadhyay, joint commissioner (southeastern range).

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