Uber Driver And 2 Aides Rob Man At Knifepoint After Offering A Ride

Kaushal Kumar Sharma, an accountant at an event production company in Jonapur, told police the three men offered him a ride in their car and later robbed him at knifepoint.

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Uber Driver And 2 Aides Rob Man At Knifepoint After Offering A Ride

The trio robbed him of his laptop, mobile, ATM card and Rs 4,500 at knifepoint. (File)


New Delhi:  Three men, including an Uber driver, have been arrested for allegedly abducting and robbing a passenger, police said today.

"Rehan Khan, 23 is an Uber driver. The two other accused, Ranjan Singh, 21 and Ravi Shankar Sharma, 18, work at an apparel firm in Noida," said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast).

The incident occurred on January 19.

Kaushal Kumar Sharma, an accountant at an event production company in Jonapur, told police the three men offered him a ride in their car and later robbed him at knifepoint.

He said he was waiting for an auto-rickshaw at Okhla Phase-1 when the cab pulled up to him.

The accountant accepted the offer for ride. He alleged the trio then robbed him of his laptop, mobile, ATM card and Rs 4,500 at knifepoint and took him towards Malviya Nagar, police said.

They also tried to withdraw cash using his ATM card. The trio assaulted Kaushal Sharma before dropping him at G-Block, Saket.

During probe, it was found that the car belonged to Naveen Jha and was registered with Uber though it did not have a sticker of the company on it.

Naveen Jha had hired Rehan Khan on January 1 to drive the cab. Police nabbed Khan from Okhla Mandi and the two others from Jaitpur.

"Upon learning about the incident, we immediately removed the driver's access to the app as this behaviour is completely against our community guidelines. We stand ready to assist the law enforcement authorities in their investigation in any way we can," an Uber spokesperson said.
 


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