It would have been late for ever had the district police not swung into action right at the moment of the call.
Acting on a complaint lodged by one Munna Lal who with his wife was waiting for a bus at Anand Vihar (East Delhi) for Sarai Kale Khan when he was robbed at gunpoint.
They both were still there when a man came and asked them as to where they had to go. In the meanwhile, he too joined them waiting for the bus.
As it was a game planned, there reached an SUV, white Duster and asked the passengers going to Sarai Kale Khan.
One occupant of the car forcibly pushed and made both the victims sit in the car and there were already three other co-accused present in the car.
The car sped off towards Sarai Kale Khan, when it reached near Samachar Apartment bus stand, one of them whipped out a pistol and aimed at the complainant, Munna Lal and demanded to part with money they had and his wife's mangalsutra (wedding necklace).
Having robbed them of rupees 13,000/- and gold mangalsutra the gang pushed them out of the car.
In the meanwhile, the ERV of PS Mayur Vihar was on patrolling manned by ASI Naresh and Constable Vinod. When the incident flashed Ct. Vinod parked the ERV in front of the SUV Duster and the accused tried to flee the scene but one accused Rohit was apprehended by Vinod and others managed to get away.
Vinod caught hold of the front left door of the car and managed to stop the car and in the scuffle the left door of the car also got damaged, however, Vinod managed to save himself and other accused fled the crime scene.
Rohit Sharma alias Bhura of Indirapuram, Ghaziabad UP was identified with the details needed.
A raiding team comprising SI Manoj Kumar Tomar, SI Vishvendra Singh, ASI Naresh, ASI Mahavir Singh, Constables Vinod, Ct. Amit and Kapil was formed. The police following a lead nabbed the driver of Duster co-accused Atul Kumar alias Aakash. The police from his possession recovered the robbed mangalsutra and the car with registration number DL 8C K 0515, Duster used in the commission of the crime.
Later on, the police also recovered 3 motorbikes Pulsar, Apache and Hero Honda Passion.
The case has been registered and further probe is underway.
LawStreet Journal View
The above crime falls under the definition of robbery given under Section 390 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. The offence is punishable under Section 392 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.