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Thane crime: Manhunt underway as 6 suspects assault taxi driver and flee with cab

Updated on: 29 September,2023 10:58 AM IST  |  Badlapur
mid-day online correspondent |

Authorities in Thane district have initiated a widespread search for six individuals who, after booking a cab, reportedly assaulted the driver and made off with the vehicle, along with his personal belongings and cash.

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Authorities in Thane district have initiated a widespread search for six individuals who, after booking a cab, reportedly assaulted the driver and made off with the vehicle, along with his personal belongings and cash. The incident transpired on Wednesday when the victim, a driver named Abdul Sayyed Ren (aged 38), affiliated with an app-based taxi service, accepted a booking from Badlapur to Thane, according to his official complaint.


 According to the PTI report, as the journey progressed and the vehicle neared an isolated area adjacent to the Ulhas River, the six passengers allegedly turned hostile, launching an attack on the driver, forcefully seizing his mobile phone, cash, and ultimately absconding with the car. Law enforcement officials have estimated the total value of the robbery, including the cost of the stolen vehicle, at a staggering Rs 8.11 lakh.


 The Badlapur West police have acted swiftly, registering a case under the Indian Penal Code sections 395 (dacoity) and 397 (robbery or dacoity with an attempt to cause death or grievous harm). However, as of now, no arrests have been made in connection with this case, a police official told PTI. 


In another case, the Navi Mumbai police solved as many as 14 cases of vehicle theft after the apprehension of three individuals. After receiving multiple complaints of tempo theft in Kalamboli police station, the cops worked on CCTV footage and other inputs which led them to Anwar Rasulkhan Pathan from Panvel. Upon interrogating him, they arrested two more people from the Jalna and Beed districts named Mannan Abdul Sheikh and Firoz Mukkaram Sheikh alias Mulla. They recovered 10 Ape tempos, one motorcycle and one tempo engine. 

Meanwhile, a 52-year-old man from Palghar was sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for killing his 75-year-old paternal uncle over a property dispute seven years ago. The Sessions court judge Rachna Tehra imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Ramdas Shankar Budhar of Jawhar taluka and he was convicted under IPC Section 302 (Murder). 

Ramdas, according to a PTI report, killed his father's brother Ambu Navsu Budhar over the division of an ancestral property. The killing was a consequence of a long-standing feud between the two. 

With PTI inputs

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