Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Gang abducts three Iraqis from Mumbai airport Terminal 2, robs Rs 90,000

Navi Mumbai: Khalapur police have arrested a man from Uran for posing as a CBI official and abducting three Iraqi tourists on December 26. He was part of a gang of five that had targeted the trio from Mumbai airport T2 and robbed them of Rs 90,500.

Khalapur toll plaza staff informed police that the Iraqis had told them they were abducted in a WagonR, robbed and abandoned with the car around 5km from the toll plaza. With the foreigners not filing a complaint and untraceable, police took suo motu cognizance and arrested the accused.

Car abductors used was hired from Pune man

Senior inspector Anil Vibhute said the man posing as a CBI official was arrested from Uran on December 27 after police traced his mobile tower location. He said the car driver had received the tourists at the airport. On the way, four aides joined him, with one claiming he was a CBI official. “They drove around for three hours, forcing the tourists to call their relatives for ransom money. Around 11.30am, 5km from the toll plaza on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the gang took their cash, abandoned them and escaped,” he said. Raigad SP Ashok Dudhe said the WagonR was owned by a Pune resident and the accused had hired it.

29/12/20 George Mendonca/Times of India

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