2 drivers who lost jobs during lockdown held for robbery

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2 drivers who lost jobs during lockdown held for robbery

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Two drivers, who lost their jobs during the lockdown, were arrested for allegedly robbing a person after giving him lift in a cab in west Delhi’s Dwarka area.

The accused have been identified as Dharmendra Dabas (44), a resident of Salahpur Majra Dabas, and Vikash (29), a resident of Kanjhawala area. Police said that Dabas was a cab driver and Vikash was a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) cluster bus driver.

According to Santosh Meena, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Dwarka district, on the intervening night of September 4 and 5, police received information regarding a robbery.

“It was found that complainant Rakesh Gupta was at a bus stop near IFFCO Chowk, Gurgaon, when two persons in a taxi offered him a lift to Dwarka Mod. When they reached Dwarka, they both held him at the gun point and robbed him of cash Rs 700, a few documents and a mobile phone. They pushed him out of the car and fled from the spot,” said the DCP.

“During investigation, the complainant’s mobile phone was put under surveillance. On Sunday, the phone was found active in Kanjhawla area. Thereafter, raids were conducted and the accused persons were apprehended on Sunday evening,” said the DCP.

“Interrogation revealed that Dharmender’s taxi was attached to a company in Gurgaon till lockdown. Vikas is the friend of Dharmender and is a bus driver. On September 4, they both went to Gurugram to collect payment pending regarding the taxi of Dharmender, but the company asked them to come next month,” said the DCP.

“The accused were in dire need of money. When they were returning, they spotted the victim at IFFCO chowk. They offered him lift and later robbed him,” said the DCP.

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