Man extorts Rs 95,000, gold chains from driver by threatening to call cops for smoking in car

12:08 PM Feb 26, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: The police have initiated a manhunt for the man who robbed a car driver of Rs 95,000 and gold chains weighing 30 g under the guise of filing a complaint over smoking in the vehicle.


The incident had taken place in the limits of Rammurthynagar police station in Bengaluru. According to police, the Dhananjay Nair, a credit assessment officer with a reputed firm was smoking while driving near Benniganahalli underpass on way to his work place.

The robber, who came on two wheeler objected to him and stopped his vehicle after chase and threatened that he would get him arrested for smoking while driving the car.

The robber also threatened him that he knows police officers and can get him arrested. He also claimed to carry weapons with him and warned that he should follow his instructions.

The victim was later taken to a ATM centre and made to withdraw Rs 95,000 from his debit and credit cards. The robber had also taken his wallet and cell phone and disappeared.


The incident had taken place on Wednesday. Dhananjay after being advised by his friends lodged a police complaint had approached police lately. The police have booked a case under IPC section 384.

The police sources explain that they are taken by surprise as the accused has taken care that his face is not registered on the CCTV camera. The police suspect that he is habitual offender and launched hunt for him.


(With inputs from IANS)


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