Taxi driver arrested for robbing a passenger in South Delhi
Taxi driver arrested for robbing a passenger in South Delhi. Image source: IANS News
New Delhi, August 27: Police said on Sunday that they have arrested a taxi driver for allegedly robbing a passenger by threatening him with scissors in south Delhi.
The accused was identified as Pankaj Sahni, a resident of Sangam Vihar.
Police said the accused is a taxi driver by profession and a regular drinker.
Police said: “A stolen mobile phone, bag, scissors and a taxi were found.”
Police said that a robbery had been reported at the Defense Colony Police Station, where the complainant said that on the intervening night of August 20-21, he took a taxi to reach his destination and when he reached the South Extension-II Bus Station, the taxi stopped and a driver and his assistant robbed him. His bag containing 500 rupees cash and a mobile phone was held at the point of a sharp weapon (scissors).
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Chandan Chowdhury said that during the investigation, it was revealed that a taxi driver named Pankaj Sahni and his assistant were involved in several mobile phone robberies in South Delhi district.
He said the accused was arrested on Saturday.
The DCP said, “Sahni confessed his involvement in the incident and revealed that he is fond of drinking and leads a lavish life. To fulfill his needs, he started robbing the passengers who had booked his taxi.”
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