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Delhi Metro staffer robbed of Rs. 12 lakh

In a first-of-its-kind incident in the Delhi Metro, two masked men robbed a staffer of Rs.12 lakh after stabbing him in the control room of Rajendra Place station in the early hours of Monday.

The assailants’ entry and exit from the metro station have been captured by multiple CCTV cameras installed at the station premises.

Delhi Metro stations are considered to be highly secured with Central Industrial Security Force keeping round-the-clock vigil and CCTV cameras installed at strategic locations and being monitored at all 166 stations in Delhi NCR.

The assailants looked well-prepared as they deliberately kept their masked faces away from the CCTV cameras.

The police suspect the role of insiders, as the men appeared to be aware of the presence of a large amount of cash in the control room and knew what excuses could get them in.

The victim, Kunal Kishore (33), has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital with stab wounds to his abdomen, arms and head. Kunal himself has not been given a clean chit as the police are waiting to question him.

The CISF, which is tasked with the metro’s security, has ruled out any lapse. A senior officer claimed the suspects were frisked properly and that their bags did not reveal sharp objects during X-ray. The assailants were almost caught by CISF man during their exit, but they fled. The police have traced the movement of the two suspects to Kaushambi in Ghaziabad.



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