One or more carjacker’s gang is operating in the region
The Hush Post |09:22 am|two-minute-read
Another carjacking incident, the fifth in a row, has been reported from Chandigarh region. Two miscreants forcibly took away an Innova from a taxi driver at gunpoint during the wee hours on Thursday morning.
Cab driver Bhoop Singh, who belongs to Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, told the police that he was waiting for passengers at the Sector 22 parking in Chandigarh. Two youth approached him around 3 am and hired his vehicle to go to Kasol near Manikaran. They told him they were going on a trekking tour.
Both of them were wearing caps and their faces were covered with mufflers. “When we reached the Kiratpur Sahib-Manali road around 5.15 am, one of the youths told him that he wanted to vomit and asked him to stop,” the driver told the police.
As soon as the cab driver stopped the car, one of them pointed a gun towards him, made him sit on the back seat and tied his hands. Then, they turned the vehicle back to return to Ropar and dumped him on the Ropar bypass.
Beware, the carjackers are on a look out, don’t stop your vehicle or roll down your window for a stranger
Carjackers new topography too well. The carjackers seemed to know the topography of the area well, the police said. They used internal roads after taking away the vehicle.
They did not use the Kiratpur Sahib-Ropar national highway. After reaching Bunga Sahib, they turned towards Nurpur Bedi and from there reached Ropar and dumped the driver near the flyover on the Ropar bypass, a news report said.
Ropar SSP Swapan Sharma said the police had got some clues and the case would be solved soon.
Mohali witnessed two carjacking incidents during the past two days at gunpoint. A Maruti Swift Dzire was forcibly taken away on the road separating Sector 79 and 80 in Mohali on Wednesday. Another Maruti Swift car was taken away on the Chandigarh-Baddi road a day earlier in a similar fashion.
Before that, two cars of journalists were stolen at gunpoint, one in Kharar and another one in Mohali. On July 14, five criminals had forcibly taken away a Verna car from a person at gunpoint at Sohana in Mohali district and fled to Naina Devi .
A month later, on August 11, notorious gangster Harjinder Singh, alias Akash, took away a Fortuner at gunpoint from a man at Anandpur Sahib.