Mumbai Crime: Man held for robbing auto driver, accomplice on the run
An offense under Section 307 (attempt to murder), 397 (Robbery, or dacoity, with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused
A 27-year-old robber was arrested after he and his accomplice tried to rob an auto driver by brandishing a chopper on Tuesday night.
The incident happened at around 1 am. When the robbers were threatening auto driver Mohammed Sharif Khan, the cop on patrol rushed to the spot and helped the victim.
Seeing the cops, the accused tried to escape. "Inspector Pralhad Ghodke, attached to Sakinaka police station, was on night patrol duty. The accused tried to attack him during the chase. Ghodke fired a bullet in air and got hold of Mohammed Azhar Yusuf Sheikh, while his associate Izaz alias Daaku managed to flee," said Kishore Sawant, senior inspector at Sakinaka police station.
According to preliminary information, the accused hired the auto from Shivaji Nagar in Sakinaka and after reaching Tilak Nagar, they asked the driver to stop the vehicle. They tried to rob him and also took away the auto keys from him.
Sakinaka cops have registered an offense under Section 307 (attempt to murder), 397 (Robbery, or dacoity, with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
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