New Delhi: Armed bike-borne criminals allegedly robbed a financier at gunpoint and shot at him near Azad Market underpass in north Delhi. The criminals extorted a sum of around Rs 6.5 lakh from the victim, stated a report. A case has been registered in this regard at the Bara Hindu Rao police station. The victim identified as Parvinder Narula is the owner of an auto finance company in Sadar Bazar. He was reportedly intercepted by the bike-borne assailants at around 7:45 PM on Saturday.

The incident took place when the financier was riding a Hyundai i20 along with his employee near the Azad Market on Old Rohtak Road. When they reached an underpass situated in the area, a motorcycle carrying three men blocked their way. Soon the men allegedly broke into an argument with them. A report by Times of India quoted Narula’s police statement which read: “I told them I didn’t come to know when my car hit them, but they were not ready to listen. One of them asked me to roll down my window. As soon as I did that, he pointed a pistol at me.”

After the argument, the biker allegedly shot around as a distraction tactics. Then the criminal snatched the financier’s bag containing the cash from the car. With the robbed money, the three criminals escaped in their motorcycle. The businessman was unable to chase them due to traffic. Meanwhile, senior police officers have inspected the crime scene to look for evidence. They have found the bullet, said a report.

In yet another incident on Saturday, a group of men waylaid a chartered accountant on the Maharani Bagh flyover and reportedly robbed him at gunpoint. The victim identified as Ajit Sinha was travelling to his workplace when he was chased by the men on a scooter. Forcing Sinha to pull over and holding the victim at gunpoint, the accused robbed him of his wallet, gold chain and rings.