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Two arrested for carjacking

New Delhi: Police have arrested two men, including an ex-serviceman’s son, for their alleged involvement in two cases of carjacking in southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh and Dwarka areas.

On June 27 night, two incidents of carjacking were reported.

In the first, assailants overpowered a cab driver, Raju, and took his Swift Dzire in Najafgarh when he was returning after dropping some passengers in Gurgaon, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Surender Kumar said.

They bundled the driver into the car and drove towards Dwarka where they blocked the way of a white Verna. Raju managed to escape this time, he said.

The accused left the cab and snatched the Verna from its owner, Satvinder Singh. They also looted his gold chain, Kumar said.

Yesterday, police received information that the accused were going to the Chhawla-Jhatikara Road to commit another robbery, said the DCP.

A trap was laid. The accused were in the Verna, but when they were asked to stop, they tried to drive away, he said.

However, their car skidded and they were nabbed. The duo were identified as Rahul and Sachin, Kumar said, adding that a country-made pistol and two live rounds were seized from each of them.

Rahul’s father, an ex-army man, died when he was a child.

Before getting involved in crimes, he was a wrestler, the DCP said.

He was introduced to the world of crime by his two cousins and was even apprehended as a juvenile in a case, Kumar said.

After losing Rs 15 lakh in betting during the Champions Trophy, he planned to rob luxury cars to impress people who could lend him money, said the officer.

—PTI