Another carjacking at gunpoint in Mohali

MOHALI: Another rocked on Wednesday night when three men robbed a of his car at gunpoint near Sector 79 light-point.

This is the fourth such incident in Tricity in the past one month.

Mohit Varma, a resident of Sector 110, Mohali, was on way home from Chandigarh. “When I reached Sector 79, I pulled over near a roadside egg stall around 9.30pm. When I went back to my car after eating eggs, three men approached me. Pointing a gun at me, one of them asked me to hand over the car keys to him,” Mohit has stated in his police complaint.

As Mohit resisted, the armed man pulled him out, snatched the car keys and threw him on the road after thrashing him. “Within seconds, the trio sped away in my car towards Sector 80. Besides the egg stall owner, there was another man present on the spot. None of them came to my rescue. I then called up the Mohali deputy superintendent of police (City I) ,” he added.

The DSP alerted the police control room. Mohali SSP, DSP, the area SHO and other senior officers reached the spot..

Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said, “We are on the trail of the accused. Mohit‘s car was also a white Maruti Suzuki Swift. It had a Chandigarh registration number.”

On November 27, five goons had robbed a 26-year-old man of his car, also a white Maruti Suzuki Swift, at gunpoint on the Chandigarh-Baddi road, near Mullanpur barrier.

A cop investigating the case said the Wednesday night incident might be the handiwork of the same gang that struck on Chandigarh-Baddi road.

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