Noida: News of encounters are not so common in Noida but a case of encounter registered recently. Here the miscreants took a journalist on hostage. After showing him a knife, robbed his mobile, purse and a bag, he asked for the details of the debit card. The miscreants again took out 61 thousand rupees from the bank account. Also, with his credit card, the miscreants bought about Rs 2,66,314 from Spice Mall, Haldiram and many other places. For about 3 hours, the crooks roamed the streets of Noida by holding the media person hostage.
After this, throwing him near Sector-49, they escaped. The victim has complained about the incident on Saturday to police station Sector-39. According to police, Prem Shankar Srivastava lives with the ATS Doles Society in Zeta, Greater Noida. He is working in Doordarshan, Delhi. He told that at around 8 pm on Friday evening his friend left near the Mahamaya flyover.
He was waiting for the cab to go home. A cab stopped in front of them. There were already 3 people in the cab. When Prem Shankar spoke, the driver seated him in the cab. After walking some distance, two youths sitting in the back of the car looted a mobile, purse and a bag after showing him a knife. Then they beat him and made asked for his debit card PIN number. After that, they took money out of his account. Police is investigating the case.