New Delhi, Aug 3: A foreign exchange dealer was robbed of Rs 65 Lakh at gunpoint in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, said reports. The robbery occurred on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday and six men were reportedly involved, said reports. The victim, Mohammad Nazir, was on his way home with the cash in a backpack. He was almost home on Shaheen Bagh road when one of the men, stopped his scooter. The six men were on three bikes. (Also read: Indian Techie Shot Dead in Istanbul)
Nazir said the men beat him up and one of them took his backpack, carrying the cash, and fired three rounds in the air as a warning before fleeing. On hearing Nazir’s shouts, his brother, Sajid, came out running. But the miscreants pushed him to the ground and even ran over him with one of the bikes. Sajid fractured his leg. DCP (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal told The Times of India a team had been formed to track the robbers. Nazir and Sajid own a money exchange firm at Jamia. Nazir claimed that the backpack had 10,000 dollars and some rupees.
Investigations indicated that the robbers were aware of Nazir’s route and his whereabouts at the time of the incident. Police suspect that some acquaintance may have told the accused about the amount of cash that Nazir was carrying. Nazir said after robbing him, the men formed two groups and fled in different directions; while one group went towards Shaheen Bagh, the other carrying the cash fled towards Okhla. Though the spot where the incident happened did not have a CCTV camera, the footage from other cameras on both the roads are being scanned to identify the accused. Some former employees of Nazir and Sajid are also being questioned.