Brothers shot at, robbed of Rs 8 lakh

Three unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants shot at two brothers and fled with a bag containing Rs 8 lakh in Bhajanpura at north-east Delhi on Monday.

They attacked Pankaj, 39, and Jitender, 30, who were also on a motorcycle, when the brothers resisted the snatching bid.

Both victims were rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Police said Pankaj is out of danger as the bullet grazed his left arm.

“Jitender, who received three bullets in his left arm, stomach and neck, is undergoing treatment,” said a police officer.

Both are residents of Yamuna Vihar in east Delhi and work as distributors with Vodafone. They were on their way to Bank of Baroda near their house to deposit the money when the incident happened, said the officer.
The accused overtook the victims’ motorcycle and fired four bullets.

“It seems they were followed by the accused from their house,” said the officer.
A case has been filed and a hunt has been launched. Police said the assailants knew well in advance that the brothers would carry a large amount of cash.

“It was a planned attack. They must have done a proper reconnaissance for a few days and then mounted the attack,” said the officer.

Police recovered a bag containing a few documents and some cash from the incident site. The assailants fled with the bag containing Rs 8 lakh and left the other bag.
“The snatching bid was done on the direction of someone who was known to the accused, and was aware of their movement and business dealings,” added the officer.

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