Gurpreet was earlier arrested in a murder case and had been in jail for a few months. (File photo)
To what extent will you go to make your girlfriend’s birthday special? Well, this man roped in his friends and decided to rob a cab driver to get some quick buck to fund his dear one’s special day. The Dwarka district police said on Monday that a cab driver, who worked with a cab aggregator, was robbed on gunpoint. The driver had complained to police that he was robbed of his valuables by four people, who had booked a ride in his car, in the early hours of March 30, an official said.
Three of the accused, Gurpreet Singh (19), Aakash (22) and Jasveer Singh (24), were arrested the next day after the police got information that they were roaming in Bindapur area, deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said.
During interrogation, it was revealed that Jasveer had briefly worked with a cab aggregator as a driver but was thrown out for his inappropriate activities and frequent complaints from passengers, the police said.
On March 30, Jasveer planned to celebrate the birthday of his girlfriend but didn’t have enough funds for the same. After a discussion with his friends, they decided to rob a taxi for money and also to exact revenge on the aggregator. The accused used an old SIM card to book the cab at about 2 am on March 30. When the cab arrived, Gurpreet sat on the front seat and the other three occupied the seats at the back, the DCP said.
After some time, they forced the driver to stop and Gurpreet tried to take control of ignition keys by keeping the driver at gunpoint. In the process, the key broke and they had to abandon their plan of taking the car. Instead, they took the Bluetooth speaker, mobile phone, purse and around Rs 3,000 cash from the driver and fled. They spent the cash for organising a birthday party in the evening and then planned to rob another car at night, Alphonse said.
Gurpreet was earlier arrested in a murder case and had been in jail for a few months, the officer said.