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Two more execs robbed

Two more incidents of highway cabbie gangs abducting and robbing executives have come to light.
Hindustan Times | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2012 01:09 AM IST

Two more incidents of highway cabbie gangs abducting and robbing executives have come to light.

The incidents gain significance as police officials had recently claimed that only three cabbie gangs were operating in Gurgaon and all of them had been busted.

On Monday, armed gang members allegedly ‘abducted’ a private firm executive at 6.30am on the Gurgaon Expressway and robbed him of his belongings.

The gangsters forcibly withdrew money from his ATM cards before dumping him on a secluded spot on Sohna Road.

In another incident which took place on Friday, unidentified persons in a black Maruti Esteem allegedly abducted an executive of a private airlines company, took him to Delhi and forcibly withdrew money with his ATM card.

In both the cases, the culprits are at large.

Nitin Kumar (25), a resident of Huda Sector 7 and employed with a private company on the Delhi highway, was waiting for public transport at Rajiv Chowk to reach office when a white Tata Indica halted and offered him a lift. There were already three occupants in the car.

After a short distance, the driver took a U-turn from the Sector 15 flyover. Nitin questioned the driver why he was heading the car towards the Jaipur side. One of the occupants allegedly took out a revolver and asked Nitin to keep mum. When Nitin resisted, another accused hit him on the head with the revolver butt.

The gang members thrashed the victim to get his ATM passwords and withdrew R12,000 from an ATM booth in Omaxe Mall on Sohna Road.

The accused also snatched the victim’s wallet containing R1500 and two mobile phones.

In the second incident, three car-borne robbers offered a lift to Akash Singh, an executive with a private airlines and a Delhi-based resident, around 8.42pm on Friday.

The accused later withdrew R10,000 from his account.

Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (crime), said, “We have requested people not to take lifts from strangers. We are investigating.”

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