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PM's former media advisor robbed

Harish Khare, who has served as media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was robbed at knife-point when he was out for an evening walk on Friday.

Harish Khare - PM's former media advisor
Harish Khare - PM's former media advisor (File pic - Rajeev Tyagi)

Police said, two masked youth robbed him of his wrist watch and Rs 4000 cash in the Civil Lines area of North Delhi where he resides.

This is the second such incident with Khare. In June last year, two unidentified men had broken into Khare's house and stolen his cellphone and car. At that time, he was serving as media advisor to PM.

The latest incident took place at 7.30 pm on Friday when Khare was leaving Bonta Park on Alipur Road after an evening walk.

“Two masked youth attacked him and robbed him of his belongings which he has listed as his wallet with cash worth Rs 4000 and a wrist watch. The wallet also had some bank cards and his ID proofs,” the police said.

“They were armed with knife. Khare also resisted their bid but he fell down while fighting them and they fled with his belongings. The duo is still at large. We have formed police teams to nab the perpetrators and investigations are on,” a police official said.

A case has been registered at Civil Lines police station. Khare resigned as media advisor to PM in January 2012. He had joined the Prime Minister's office in June 2009.

The area where the incident took place has other high profile residents.

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