Bizman shot at in daylight for resisting robbery

Bizman shot at in daylight for resisting robbery

Bullet hits his face, goons take away Rs 10K

A businessman was shot at in his shop in north-east Delhi’s Harsh Vihar when he resisted a robbery bid on Saturday.

Amit Garg, 32, who runs a fodder shop, at Harsh Vihar was shot at after three armed assailants barged into his shop  around 12.30 pm in Chota Bazar.

Police said the armed assailants, with their faces muffled, entered the shop where Garg was present with his employee and two relatives.

Holding Garg at gunpoint, they asked him to hand over the cash from the locker.
As Garg resisted, a gunman fired  a bullet in his face and robbed the locker.

“We received a call at the police control and rushed to the spot. Garg was by then rushed to Max Balaji Hospital where is undergoing treatment,” said a police officer.

Doctors said his condition is critical and they are operating on him. A police and forensic team monitored the crime scene and a case of attempt to murder cum robbery was registered with Harsh Vihar police station.

Police said the assailants took away the entire cash kept inside the locker which was not more than Rs 10,000.

Prima facie it seems that the robbers had conducted a recce of Garg’s movement and were aware that he keeps huge amount of cash in his locker, but on Saturday, there was not much cash.

“It seems that the assailants were tipped off about Garg and there might be involvement of some local resident,” said the officer, adding a hunt is on to nab them.

Lakhs looted

A steel wire trader was robbed of Rs 7 lakh on Thursday when he was entering into his office at west Delhi’s Mianwali.

Rakesh Basant of Outer Delhi’s Rohini came to his office in his car. As he came out, two assailants tried to snatch his bag but he fought.

However, they overpowered his and ran away. Seeing this, Rakesh chased them in his car but they got into a car parked nearby and fled.

He then informed police and registered a case of robbery and assaulting.

“We have registered a case and it seems that the assailants were well aware that Rakesh was carrying cash. There must be an involvement of someone known to Rakesh. We are investigating and are hopeful to nab them,” said a police officer.