Fake cops flee with SUV as friends take a break

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Men posing as cops from the Crime Branch al­legedly fled with a busi­ness­man’s Toy­ota For­tuner SUV near Ramlila Maidan on Wed­nes­day after hold­ing the driver’s friends at gun­point. The driver and his three friends had stopped near a road where the driver went out to relieve him­self. The men then ap­proached them and de­manded the car’s keys by point­ing a gun at them. Acase has been reg­is­tered.

The driver, Im­ran, told cops that he, along with his friends Pankaj, David and As­lam, had taken the car out for a spin after he dropped off his em­ployer. Around 2pm, they had stopped near Ramlila Maidan where he stepped out to relieve him­self while David and Pankaj dozed off in the rear seat. As­lam told the cops that he was check­ing his phone when he saw two men walk past the car and stop ahead of it.

One of them pulled out his phone and pre­tended to call some­one, say­ing that he seized the SUV. Sud­denly, the other man walked up to them and pointed a gun, ask­ing the three men to step out of the car. As­lam woke his friends up and stepped out of the SUV, after which the men boarded the ve­hi­cle and drove off.

When Im­ran re­turned, they nar­rated the in­ci­dent to him, after which they ap­proached the po­lice to regis­ter a com­plaint.

Cops, how­ever, are prob­ing their ver­sions as they found dis­crep­an­cies in their state­ments.

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