Officials said the accused, Daneesh Chattrewala, looted the driver so that he could repay the loan he had taken from his in-laws. PI Dilip Kulkarni said, “During the period he did business with Jagat Narayan Yadav, Chattrewala learnt that the businessman would take home lakhs at the end of the day.
He owed his in-laws Rs 8 lakh and thought of repaying the loan by robbing Yadav.” Chattrewala used to buy clothes from Yadav, whose shop was located at Mangaldas Market. He kept a detailed record of Yadav’s daily earnings and schedule. He learnt that Yadav’s driver would first drop him below the building, park the car and then go to his residence to deliver the cash.
Officials said it was in the parking lot that Chattrewala placed a knife at the driver’s throat to threaten him. Kulkarni said, “He then asked the driver to take the car wherever he was asked to. Showing his presence of mind, the driver looked around for help and spotted a fellow driver at a nearby signal. He somehow pushed the knife away from his throat and raised an alarm.”
The accused fled the spot with the bag containing Rs 10,000, but could not escape as the locals chased Chattrewala and nabbed him. He was handed over to the officials of the nearby police chowkie and later to the LT Marg police. Chattrewala was booked under Section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the Indian Penal code and was remanded in police custody till June 13.