Rs 8 crore heist victim involved in Cronje match
No bullet was fired and no blood was hollister clothing shed. Yet, in a matter of six minutes around 9.30 on Tuesday morning, the busy BRT Road in south Delhi was witness to an unprecedented robbery of Rs 7.69 crore that could possibly have been part of hawala transactions.
Nothing could stop the crime, neither the flow of cars, passersby nor the presence of a police control room van that was stationed 200 metres away from the scene near the Moolchand flyover. Like a thriller planned with utmost precision, seven men trailed victim Rakesh Kalra manager of Gurgaon based investor Rahul Ahuja who was on his way from Kalkaji in south Delhi to deposit the money at Punjab National bank at Karol Bagh.
Forensic experts search for fingerprints on the Honda City which was abandoned by the robbers near Barapullah; the Wagon R car used by the assailants had a UP number plate.
Kalra, along with three colleagues Rajesh, Baidynath Mishra and Rakesh Sharma, was in a Honda City car, driven by one Subodh. They were followed by an escort car carrying three people, Sandy, his brother Bunti and gunman Brijesh. But all of them were clueless that seven men, aged between 20 and 26, were also following them in two stolen cars one Wagon R and another Hyundai Verna, only to strike at the right time.
Earlier, Kalra a hollister clothing nd his associates had collected money Rs 3 crore and Rs 4.69 crore from two d hollister clothing ifferent locations, and opted to drive down the BRT Road on their way to the bank. But as luck would have it, their escort car got stuck in traffic, leaving Kalra and the rest vulnerable to the culprits who hadn’t lost sight of their target.
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About 100 metres after crossing the Moolchand flyover at 9.30 am, the Wagon R overtook Kalra’s car and suddenly stopped. It led to a minor accident and an altercation ensued when Subodh got off the car to face the passengers of Wagon R who had come out of their car. The accident and altercations were surely ploys, as five gunwielding men reached the scene in the Hyundai Verna at that moment. What followed was like a perfect blockbuster. Two men from the Wagon R held driver Subodh hostage at gunpoint, while others brandished their guns from the Verna. Even as the shocking sequence of events brought traffic on BRT Road to a standstill, the two culprits left Subodh and got into Kalra’s Honda City car hollister clothing . They forced the occupants out on the road and sped off with the bags containing money, leaving behind the Wagon R. Rest of the culprits in the Verna followed suit.
While Subodh immediately called up the police control room around 9.36 am, the escort car arrived at the scene. Even though they tried to chase the culprits, they were nowhere to be seen. Police were alerted again around 9.50 am. The police reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area. A case of armed robbery was later registered at the Lajpat Nagar police station. Several teams, including those of the Crime Branch and Special Cell have been deployed to crack the case. Police are checking the CCTV footage of the area to identify the culprits.
In terms of money, this was probably the largest robbery in Delhi that has left the Delhi Police in a tizzy. While a manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits, Income Tax department has been roped in to probe the source of the money. Investigators claimed that the robbed money was part of hawala transactions and the money was meant to be given to someone.
And the question as to what were the men doing with so much money in cash and how they had it is turing out to be the bigger humdinger. Delhi Police now says that the victim in this robbery was also one of the accused in the 2000 Hansie Cronje match fixing scandal.