Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has intensified his attack on L-G Saxena amid a spurt in crime in the national capital.
A robbery in a tunnel in New Delhi has been caught on camera, sparking calls for the resignation of the city’s Lieutenant Governor. The incident has raised questions about security in the city, and has led to protests by residents.
A day after two people were robbed in broad daylight inside the Pragati Maidan tunnel, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought the resignation of Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena over the rise in crime in the country’s capital. According to Kejriwal, Saxena should make way for someone who can assure the safety and security of the people of Delhi, who also called upon the federal government to transfer law enforcement authority to the AAP-led administration.
“LG should resign. Make way for someone who can provide security to the people of Delhi. If the central government cannot make Delhi safe, then hand it over to us. We will show you how to make a city safe for its citizens,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Four men on two motorcycles intercepted a taxi inside the Pragati Maidan tunnel on Sunday afternoon and looted around ₹2 lahks in cash from the cab’s passengers, police said. A police officer associated with the case told HT on condition of anonymity that the victims did not immediately inform the police and later lodged a complaint at the Tilak Marg police station in the evening.
In a written complaint, the complainant, identified as Patel Sajan Kumar, who works as a delivery agent for a private company in Chandni Chowk, said that he and his associate Jigar Patel were trying to deliver money to a customer. Was going to Gurugram for.
The couple had reportedly booked an Ola cab from a location close to the Red Fort. According to Tayal, as soon as they reached the Pragati Maidan tunnel from Ring Road, four men on two motorcycles stopped their cab and demanded their cash bags at gunpoint.
#Delhi CM #ArvindKejriwal demanded lieutenant governor VK Saxena's resignation for a spurt in crime in the national capital, a day after two men were robbed in broad daylight inside the Pragati Maidan tunnel
— HT Delhi (@htdelhi) June 26, 2023
CCTV footage from inside the tunnel shows one of the four thieves brandishing a pistol at two passengers, while the other robber snatches a bag full of money. To prevent the driver of the cab from swerving, the other two thieves stopped him on their motorcycles.
The thieves ran fast inside the tunnel till they came close to Purana Qila on Mathura Road.
“We checked the CCTV footage on Mathura Road in which the suspects are seen running towards South Delhi. We also have video footage in which the suspects are seen doing reconnaissance of the area from where the delivery agents had come out,” said the police officer quoted above.
“There are certain leads regarding the suspects. They will be identified and nabbed soon,” the official said.