‘Thak-thak’ gang strikes again, robs bizman of diamonds

New Delhi: The notorious ‘thak-thak’ gang struck yet again in central Delhi’s Daryaganj where a Mumbai- based businessman was robbed of diamonds said to be worth more than Rs 1 crore.

The incident took place at around 4:30 P.M. yesterday on Netaji Subhash Chandra Marg when the businessman, identified as Nilesh Shah, had stopped in his car at a traffic signal on his way to delivering the diamonds at a jeweller’s in Daryaganj.

“Suddenly, someone knocked at his car’s window and told him that his money had fallen down. As the victim alighted from his car to look for the money, someone opened the other door of the car and made off with his bag, wallet and mobile phone,” said a senior police official.

The thak-thak or ‘knock-knock’ gang is so named because of its unique modus operandi. Most of them operate at traffic junctions and mostly target vehicles which have just the driver inside.

Although police was not sure of the exact value of the diamonds, rough estimates suggest they were worth more than Rs 1 crore. A case of theft has been registered in this regard at Daryaganj police station and further inquiries are on.