Mumbai: Taxi driver goes missing, family says no police help to trace him

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 11:03am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The family of a missing cabbie, whose taxi was found abandoned in Worli, has claimed that the police have left them on their own to trace the missing person.

This comes days after the relatives of a 23-year-old woman, whose body was found in Bhandup, made a similar claim.

In the cabbie’s case, the police are quibbling over jurisdiction. While the family  of Lalit Sharma, 49, registered a missing complaint in Borivali, where they live, the taxi was found in Worli.

Sharma’s nephew, Dhiraj, said his uncle last called home on January 12. Subsequently, his cab was found abandoned.

Sharma’s son, Rohit, who visited Worli police station  said he was told to approach the police near his home.

DCP Vinayak Deshmukh said, “Sharma has gone missing from Borivali (east) and ideally they should approach Kasturba police station. But we have also registered missing person complaint and checking his mobile records... We have learnt Sharma had taken a loan and we are probing this angle,” hesaid Deshmukh.

Senior inspector Fattesingh Patil of Kashimira police station said the complaint should be filed at the place  the person has gone missing. “We will help them  in the search,” said Patil.

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