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NRI robbed near airport in Mumbai

An NRI hotelier from Bangalore was allegedly robbed of cash and valuables worth Rs 11.50 lakh by a taxi driver and his associates in suburban Santa Cruz.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 19:10 IST

An NRI hotelier from Bangalore was allegedly robbed of cash and valuables worth Rs 11.50 lakh by a taxi driver and his associates in suburban Santa Cruz.

Aarakant Sreedhar Kumar (26), who owns a hotel in Bangalore and was to proceed for Canada, had arrived at the Santa Cruz airport on Monday evening and hired a taxi to reach an acquaintance's place at Lokhandwala complex in suburban Andheri, police said.

Instead of taking him to Lokhandwala, the taxi driver took him to Andheri-Kurla link road and asked Kumar to get down, police said.

Meanwhile, three persons arrived in a car and robbed Kumar of his luggage and valuables, before escaping along with the taxi driver, police said, adding that they took away three luggage bags, a diamond ring, a laptop, $20,000, a wrist watch and a passport, all estimated to be Rs 11.50 lakh.

DCP Shashikant Shinde said that the statement of Kumar has been recorded and search was on for the taxi driver.