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Pune driver drugged, robbed of car and valuables near Mumbai

Mumbai city news: The accused allegedly hired Nitin Bhansode’s car to travel to Mumbai on June 16. They spiked his tea and after he went unconscious, allegedly fled with his Tavera and valuables worth Rs2.59 lakh.

mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2017 00:01 IST
Sagar Rajput
Bhansode said in his complaint that he received a call on June 16. The
Bhansode said in his complaint that he received a call on June 16. The (HT)

A driver working with a travel agency in Pune was robbed of his car and valuables by three men at Kalyan-Shilphata Road two months back. A case was registered with the Pune police a few days back.

The accused allegedly hired Nitin Bhansode’s car to travel to Mumbai on June 16. They spiked his tea and after he went unconscious, allegedly fled with his Tavera and valuables worth Rs2.59 lakh. Bhansode gained consciousness in the bushes at Kalyan-Shilphata Road two days later.

He lodged a complaint with the Pune police. An FIR was filed, which was forwarded to Tardeo police station. The police said that they were trying to identify the three men. Meanwhile, Bhansode has been asked to come from Pune.

Bhansode said in his complaint that he received a call on June 16. The person on the other end said that he needed to travel to Mumbai urgently to pick up his family.

An officer from Tardeo police station said, "The driver got a call from an unknown person on June 16. He hired a car for Mumbai claiming that he needed to get his family back to Pune. They left in the morning and reached Haji Ali in the afternoon." 

The three stopped the car for refreshments. The accused offered Bhansode food and a cup of tea. After this, he was asked to take them to Juhu Beach. There he started feeling dizzy and lost consciousness.

"While registering the complaint, Bhansode could only recollect that they reached Juhu beach and after that he started losing consciousness. He was woken up by a passerby two days later near Kalyan-Shilphata Road,” added the officer. 

Bhansode went to a relative's place at Kamothe in Navi Mumbai and contacted his family members, who took him back to Pune. He approached a local police station and lodged a complaint, which was transferred to Juhu and later came to the Tardeo police. 

"We are waiting for the victim to come to the police station and help us make a sketch of the accused. We will circulate it among other police stations,” said the officer.