In yet another incident of robbery, a restaurant manager was kidnapped at gunpoint by two car-borne miscreants on Monday night at 12:40 am.
The incident took place on the road separating Sector 5 and 8, where the victim was stabbed on both the legs and robbed of Rs 10,700. He was dropped near Kharar after an hour.
The victim has been identified as Surinder, a resident of Nayagaon, who works as a manager in Garam Dharam, Sector 26. The victim and the miscreants had a scuffle following which one of the accused hit the victim on the head with a helmet.
“The miscreants pointed a gun at me and forced me to sit in the car. While one of the accused sat on the rear seat with me, the other drove the car,” Surinder said.
“The accused asked for the ATM’s PIN and stopped the car near an ATM on the way to Kharar. One of the accused then went to the ATM to withdraw money. However, my account had only Rs 60 and they could not get anything,” the victim said.
“While getting down from the car, I managed to pick my mobile phone that was lying on the seat,” he said.
He managed to note down a part of the registration number of the car.
The victim then walked up to a PCR vehicle of the Punjab Police parked nearby and narrated the incident to them. The victim was rushed to a hospital in Kharar.
The Chandigarh Police were informed about the incident, who reached the hospital. A case under Sections 341, 365 , 392 and 34 of the IPC and under the Arms Act has been registered against unknown persons at the Sector 3 police station.