Efforts are being made to arrest the criminals, said DCP (south-west) Devender Arya, adding that a case of robbery was registered against unknown persons. Arya said the police have gathered clues to identify the criminals from CCTV footages.
According to the pilot, Yuvraj Tewatia, the incident took place around 1am when he was going from his Faridabad residence to the IGI airport for his early morning flight. A group of men on 4-5 two-wheelers rode up to him from the wrong side of the flyover and forced the cab to stop.
Assailants at IIT flyover give the slip to chasing cops
While some of them started smashing the windows with baseball bats and rods to force open the cab doors, two others pointed guns to the driver and Tewatia, asking them to hand over their belongings, the pilot said.
Tewatia told TOI that one of the criminals attacked him with a knife while he was pulling out his wallet. He was injured in his thigh. The criminals then fled the spot.
Later, it was found that some other people had also been attacked by the same gang. “There were three bikers and two car drivers who said they had been attacked by the criminals as well. By then, PCR vehicles had reached the spot,” said 30-year-old Tewatia.
Police said that they had chased the criminals who managed to flee. The criminals covered their faces with masks.
Tewatia was taken to AIIMS and discharged after being given first-aid. A massive manhunt is underway in parts of south Delhi to nab the accused. Cops are scanning through the identities criminals who they suspect could be involved in the robbery.