New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) A 50-year-old businessman was injured when two unidentified masked men shot at him in a suspected robbery bid at Connaught Place, police said today. Also Read - Farmers Tractor Rally: Over 80 Cops Injured, 55 Admitted to Hospital; Police to Take Action Against Protesters

The incident took place around 10.15 a.m. when Tasveer Singh was going for some work at block A on inner circle of Connaught Place, the police said. Also Read - Don't Believe in Rumours, Listen to Experts: CM Kejriwal Inspects COVID Vaccination in Delhi

He was attacked by two masked men who allegedly tried to snatch his bag. Singh was shot in the abdomen when he resisted them. The gunshot attracted attention of people who started moving towards the spot, but the accused managed to escape, the police said. Also Read - Coronavirus in Delhi: Senior Doctor at LNJP, Ward Boy at Hindu Rao Succumb to COVID Infection

Singh, a resident of Vijay Vihar, was admitted to LNJP hospital where his condition was stable, they said.

Police is trying to ascertain the identity of the robbers by analysing CCTV camera footage of the spot.

During a preliminary enquiry, it was learnt by the police that Singh has two sons against whom criminal cases were registered and they were presently in jail, the officer said.

Police said that the attack appeared to be an outcome of personal rivalry not only due to criminal record.

“The case is being probed from different angles including attempt to robbery as well as enmity,” the police added. PTI VIT VIT DPB


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