Two taxi drivers held for killing NRI

October 20th, 2008 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Two taxi drivers operating at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport were arrested here Monday for allegedly killing a Saudi Arabia based non-resident Indian (NRI), police said.Manish Kumar, 24, and Monu, 24, were arrested near Sanjay Gandhi transport Nagar when they returned to the capital from Haridwar in a car in the afternoon. A search for their third accomplice Anil alias Kale, 20, was still underway. All the accused hail from East Mehram Nagar in Delhi, according to the police.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Airport) Amulya Kumar Patnaik said last Tuesday the accused took K.T. Shameer, originally from Kerala, in their cab to Gurgaon and shot him dead before running away with his cash, mobile, belongings and debit cards.

They threw the body near NH-8 between Manesar and Bilaspur.

“The accused in their questioning said they were not getting enough money from their profession. They planned to get some wealthy passengers and earn lot of money by robbing them,” Patnaik said.

Shameer had arrived at the domestic airport last week late in the night by a Spice Jet Flight from Ahmadabad after which he was not traceable. A missing report was registered at the Palam police station Oct 14 and was changed into a case of abduction a day later.

Patnaik said it was found in investigations that money was withdrawn from Sameer’s debit cards of Al-Razi Bank of Saudi Arabia. Following this, a special watch was kept on taxi drivers and agents operating in the areas near the airport.

“Technical and manual surveillance were kept and the accused were arrested,” the officer added.

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