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Panchkula: 5 robbers open fire, snatch trader’s car

Five masked men fired a shot in the air and robbed a businessman of his car at Sultanpur village, near the Panchkula-Yamunanagar highway, on Monday night.

The victim, Happy Singh, runs an electronics shop in Industrial Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh, and lives in Chandimandir.

Singh told the police that on Monday night he was headed to the bus stop at Sultanpur village, Panchkula, to drop his friend, who needed to catch a bus to Gharoli village in Ambala.

While they were waiting for the bus outside his Maruti Vitara Brezza car, a white Mahindra XUV 700 stopped in front of them.

Five masked men stepped out of the SUV, with one pointing a pistol at them and demanding his car keys.

As he hesitated, the accused fired a shot in the air. Fearing harm, Singh handed over the keys to the accused. The robbers also snatched their mobile phones before

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Could Auto Trader data indicate a post-lockdown car sales boom?

Auto Trader has reported a 1.6 million uplift in the volumes of visitors to its online car marketing platform and record consumer confidence amid KPIs which could indicate another post-lockdown sales boom.

Signs that pent-up demand among car buyers was being seen on the platform came in the form of a 3% rise in monthly visitors, to 53.6 million, and the results of a customer survey which showed consumers’ confidence in being able to afford their next car was at its highest ever level – 8.68-out-of-10.

In total, 45% of those surveyed by Auto Trader said they were more confident than they were a year ago, up from 43% in December, and 45% felt about the same.

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