The incident took place around 10.15 a.m. when Tasveer Singh was going for some work at block A on inner circle of Connaught Place, the police said.
He was attacked by two masked men who allegedly tried to snatch his bag. Mr Singh was shot in the abdomen when he resisted them. The gunshot attracted attention of people who started moving towards the spot, but the accused managed to escape, the police said.
Mr Singh, a resident of Vijay Vihar, was admitted to LNJP hospital where his condition was stable, they said.
Police is trying to ascertain the identity of the robbers by analysing CCTV camera footage of the spot.
Police said that the attack appeared to be an outcome of personal rivalry not only due to criminal record.
"The case is being probed from different angles including attempt to robbery as well as enmity," the police added.
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