'Vivek Vihar robbers were aware of money flow'

'Vivek Vihar robbers were aware of money flow'

A day after four petrol pump employees were shot at and robbed of Rs 63 lakh by four motorcycle-borne assailants in Vivek Vihar, east Delhi, one of the victim’s relatives has indicated the role of an insider in the incident.

Jitender Singh Shanty, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor from Jhilmil, and cousin of injured Jagmohan Singh, said the entire incident seemed it was pre-planned.

 “My feeling is that an insider is involved. Someone, either who is presently working in the company or had worked earlier in the company must be involved in the incident,” Jitender said.

Victims’ statements

Late on Saturday evening, police recorded the victims’ statements and is focusing on the involvement of a staff member.

The victims have told them that they usually carried between Rs 15 and 20 lakh and this time because of Janmashthami, a holiday, they had collected money over three days, which perhaps someone was aware of.

Jagmohan, Bansal, Puneet and Vinod, who work with Victory service station in Dilshad Garden, were going to submit cash at Canara Bank’s Vivek Vihar branch when the incident took place at around 10.30 am on Saturday.

They were traveling in a Maruti Alto car and carrying cash in two blue bags.

When they reached ITI underpass, assailants on a motorcycle intercepted them and forced them to stop the car by bringing their vehicles in front.

The robbers shot 15 rounds during the raid, hearing which local vendors rushed to the spot and saw four men fleeing.

Cops have seized a motorcycle left behind at the spot by the robbers and are trying to verify the registration number.

A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Arms Act against unknown persons at Vivek Vihar police station.

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