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Delhi businessman robbed of Rs 22 lakh

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 21:55

New Delhi: Unidentified persons wearing
dress similar to that of traffic police today waylaid a
businessman in north-west Delhi and snatched Rs 22 lakh from
him at gunpoint, police said on Wednesday.

Akshay Aggarwal, owner of a mobile phone shop in Karol
Bagh and a resident of Multan Nagar in Paschim Vihar, came out
of his car and was walking towards a Punjab National Bank
branch at around 1145am.

Two men wearing white shirt and blue trousers and
riding a motorcycle first waylaid Aggarwal at Prem Vari bridge
in the area and when he came out of the car before they were
joined by more persons on motorcycles.

"They snatched the cash bag containing Rs 22 lakh at
gunpoint," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) N S
Bundela said.

Asked whether the snatchers were wearing police
uniforms, Bundela said two of the snatchers were wearing dress
similar to that of traffic police.

"Aggarwal stopped the car thinking that they were
traffic police. But he is not sure whether they wore like that
of badges of police," Bundeal said. The official said they have zeroed in on two more people allegedly involved in the incident.

"We suspect that Vaibhav came in wrong company. We also
suspect that they were trying to kidnap the businessman for
ransom," the official said.

A case of kidnapping has been registered.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 21:55
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