Ghaziabad: Collection agent robbed of Rs78,000 on NH-24 at gunpoint
According to the victim, Nitish Kumar Sinha, he had gone to collect cash for business transactions and was heading back to Indirapuram when the three bikers cornered his bike near AKG engineering college adjacent to the Dasna flyover.Updated: Aug 05, 2017 22:23 IST
A cash collection agent working with a finance distributor in Indirapuram was allegedly robbed of Rs76,000 and other possessions by three unidentified armed robbers on NH-24 in Ghaziabad on Saturday afternoon.
According to the victim, Nitish Kumar Sinha, he had gone to collect cash for business transactions and was heading back to Indirapuram when the three bikers cornered his bike near AKG engineering college adjacent to the Dasna flyover.
“One of them pointed a gun at me and also restrained me. The other two were busy snatching my bag, two mobile phones and Rs2,000 I was carrying. They also took the bag containing Rs76,000 which I was taking to my office,” Sinha said.
In all, the victim said, the trio robbed him of Rs78,000 and also fled the spot soon after.
“One of them was wearing a helmet while the other two covered their faces with a handkerchief. The incident took place around 2pm. They also took both my mobile phones and I could not call anyone for help. Later, locals helped me alert the police,” he said.
The police have registered an FIR for robbery at Masuri police station.
“A complaint was given by the victim after the incident. He also told me that the robbers had fired a shot in the air when they fled the spot. It could be to prevent a chase by locals. A majority of the police force was at a demolition drive in another place under our police station. However, we reached the spot and have formed teams to trace the accused,” Atish Kumar Singh, circle officer (Masuri), said.
First Published: Aug 05, 2017 22:23 IST