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Hyderabad: Two arrested for robbing Ola cabbies

HYDERABAD: Langar Houz police arrested two offenders who had been focused on cab drivers and stealing their valuables while posing as consumers.

The accused are Mohammed Abdul Salman, 24, a automotive driver from Tolichowki, and Shaik Lal Shareef, 38, a centring worker from Hakeempet.

At five.30pm on Wednesday, the duo booked Ola cab of Hussain Bin Sayeed Sharfi from Saptagiri Colony close to Retibowli to RGI Airport. The duo were given into the cab and asked the driving force to take them to an adjacent lane the place a chum will join them.

After the cabbie drove the automobile to the lane which used to be deserted, the duo unexpectedly began attacking him. “They punched me on my face and neck. Once of them held my palms and the opposite perpetrator took my cell phone and Rs 7,000 money. After stealing the property, they were given out of the automobile and fled on a motorbike which used to be parked close by,” the sufferer advised police.

Alerted by means of the sufferer by way of dial 100, the police team briefly reached the call and brought him to the police station. Cops coordinated with Ola body of workers and found out that the mobile number utilized by the accused to book the cab used to be switched off. The Ola operator also advised police that the particular mobile number used to be registered with Ola on February five and has no prior transactions.

Cops then asked Ola operator to alert them if the accused made any further cab bookings. Within a twinkling of an eye, the Ola body of workers alerted police that the accused made some other cab booking from Brundhavan Colony in Hakeempet to RGI Airport.

Police coordinated with Ola and their cab driver to put a entice. However, in the remaining moment, the accused cancelled the booking. While the law enforcement officials are nonetheless ready there, the accused made some other booking from the similar pick-up level. Cops again coordinated with the cab driver and stuck the accused who arrived there on a motorbike.

During the initial probe, police got here to grasp that Salman who previous worked as a a cab driver has legal document. During the interrogation, police found out that Salman has committed about 10 such offences in the town, robbing the cab drivers.

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