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Pune: Auto driver, aide arrested for attacking and robbing passenger

On Sunday, while ferrying a passenger within the city, the auto driver and his aide stopped at Taljai Pathar and attacked the passenger with a stone. They allegedly robbed him of his laptop worth Rs 60,100 and escaped from the spot.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: June 29, 2021 6:44:31 pm
Police said both the accused have a criminal record.

An auto-rickshaw driver and his accomplice have been arrested for allegedly robbing a passenger after attacking him with a stone in Pune.

The police have identified the accused as Ganesh Haribhau Dharpale (33), the auto-rickshaw driver, and Gokul alias Bapu Khule (32), his alleged accomplice.

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Police said, on Sunday, while ferrying a passenger within the city, the auto driver and his aide stopped at Taljai Pathar and attacked the passenger with a stone. They allegedly robbed him of his laptop worth Rs 60,100 and escaped from the spot.

After the victim approached the police, a first information report of the robbery was lodged at the Sahkarnagar police station.

A police team nabbed Dharpale and Khule from near a bus stop in Taljai Pathar. Police said both the accused have a criminal record.

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