In West Delhi, car thieves dodge police bullets, flee

A gang who robbed a businessman's car in West Delhi on Friday night, managed to evade police, who were firing at them.

According to police, Punit Sharma, a resident of Mianwali Nagar in West Delhi, was robbed off his Maruti Ritz on Friday night.

"On Friday night, Sharma had gone to collect Rs 2.42 lakh from a client in Daulatabad near Gurgaon. While returning home, Sharma got out of his car to make a call. Sharma claimed that a man punched him in the face and fled with his vehicle," an officer said.

While a major part of the payment was in cheque, Sharma had kept Rs 92,000 in an envelope in the car. "At 8.27 pm, Sharma approached a PCR van near Royal Farm, and told police that three to four men had stolen his car. The personnel alerted other PCR vans," Additional DCP (Operations) S V Katara said.

Around 8.40 pm, head constable Dhanvir who was in a PCR van stationed at the Tikri border, spotted the Ritz. He gave chase and the Ritz turned and began moving on the wrong side of the road.

"The PCR van chased and fired two rounds at the car tyres puncturing them. The gang abandoned the car and fled," Katara said.

Police said Rs 50,000 was recovered from the car.

Two cases robbery and another for obstructing a public servant in discharge of his duties and attempt to murder were registered at Mundka police station.

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