News channel driver held captive at gunpoint in central Delhi, vehicle stolen, say police

The accused fled with the vehicle, which Kumar had purchased a few months ago on loan, said police.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 11, 2016 2:47 am

Four men allegedly abducted a driver who works with a news channel at gunpoint in his Chevrolet Tavera from central Delhi’s Patel Nagar in the early hours of Monday, said police. The accused allegedly held the driver captive in the vehicle for about 30 minutes before dumping him and fleeing with the vehicle, police added. Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP (central district), said an FIR was registered and investigation was underway.

A police officer said, “The incident occurred around 3.30 am when the victim, Rajendra Kumar, was in his vehicle outside Patel Nagar Metro station, waiting for a call from a person he had to pick up. Suddenly four persons approached his vehicle window and asked for directions. As Kumar rolled down the window, one of the accused whipped out a gun. They pinned him down, threatened him with dire consequences and held him captive. They drove around for around 30 minutes and dumped him near Shastri Nagar Metro station.”

The accused fled with the vehicle, which Kumar had purchased a few months ago on loan, said police. “The victim informed his employers about the crime and they approached police. Based on the victim’s account, police prepared a sketch of one of the accused and circulated it across police stations. Police are scanning CCTV footage for clues,” said the officer.

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