The man who was robbed, businessman Rajesh Kalra, had also come under police scanner after they realised that close to 15 crore in cash may have been stolen. According to the police Kalra was a conduit between South African skipper Hansie Cronje and a London based bookie in the 2000 match-fixing scandal.
The police suspect the stolen money was earned in betting and included euros and dollars.
However, Kalra has claimed that the money was for a property deal. He said he was driving his Honda City to his bank in Karol Bagh to deposit eight crore rupees when a silver Maruti Wagon R overtook him and forced him to stop.
He said a few men walked up to the Honda City, pointed a gun and snatched the money. They allegedly forced people out of the car and escaped in it.
The Honda City was found about four hours later, with two empty bags in it, the cops said.