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2 of 4, who attacked Mumbai man with knife before robbing, held

Those arrested include a 19-year-old and 16-year-old

mumbai Updated: Sep 17, 2017 18:00 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Cops said while they have traced the whereabouts another minor, the man who attacked the victim is on the run(Representational photo/Shutterstock)

The Kherwadi police recently arrested a 19-year-old man and detained a 16-year-old for allegedly attacking a man on the Bandra skywalk in Bandra (East) with a knife and stealing his mobile phone and other valuables.

Cops said while they have traced the whereabouts another minor, the man who attacked the victim is on the run. All four are part of the same gang. Officers from Kherwadi police station said the incident had occurred at 10.30pm on September 9, wherein Sadruddin Khan, 28, was robbed by the gang.

Khan, a salesman from Sion, was on his way to Kalanagar when the gang blocked his path. One of the adults brandished a knife and asked him to hand over cash and other valuables. When Khan denied, the accused slashed his hand and robbed mobile phone and cash. Cops said the gang knew that the skywalk lacked CCTV cameras.

Upon learning that the gang fled towards Dharavi side, they scrutinised footage recorded by multiple CCTV cameras installed in the area and spotted a few people running. They also saw one of them speaking to a man, who looked like a local. This person was traced with the help of Dharavi police.

During questioning, the man identified one of the accused. Further investigation revealed the identity of the reaming gang members. Two of them — 19-year-old and 16-year-old — were taken into custody on September 13. The was sent to Dongri correction home. The other minor, once caught, will also be sent to the correction home.

Senior inspector Rajendra Patil from Kherwadi police station said, “All four have been booked for armed robbery, wrongful restraint, assault and criminal intimidation under relevant sections of the IPC.”

Mohammad Rizwan Shaikh, 19, an electrician from Dharavi, who was in police custody, has now been remanded in judicial custody.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 18:00 IST