A police official claimed on Wednesday that a former driver for musician Sonu Nigam’s 76-year-old father was arrested for allegedly stealing Rs 72 lakh from the senior citizen’s residence in Mumbai. The singer’s father, Agam Kumar Nigam, lives in the Windsor Grand building in Oshiwara, Andheri West, and the suspected crime took place between March 19 and March 20, he added.
Sonu’s younger sister, Nikita, reported the alleged theft to the Oshiwara police station in the early hours of Wednesday, he added. According to the allegation, Agam Kumar had a driver named Rehan for over 8 months but fired him recently since his performance was not up to the mark, according to the official. Agam Kumar went to Nikita’s house in the Versova area for lunch on Sunday (March 19) afternoon and returned later.
According to the complaint, he called his daughter in the evening to inform her that Rs 40 lakh was missing from a digital locker stored in a wooden cupboard. The next day, Agam Kumar went to his son’s residence at 7 Bungalows for some visa-related work and returned in the evening. According to the official, he discovered another Rs 32 lakh gone from the locker, which was not damaged.
According to the complaint, Agam Kumar suspects Rehan of entering his flat with a duplicate key and stealing Rs 72 from the digital locker in the bedroom. Agam Kumar and Nikita later checked CCTV footage from the society, which showed his former driver Rehan going towards his flat with a bag on both days when he was away, the official said.
According to the official, the Oshiwara police have filed a first information report (FIR) on Nikita’s complaint under Indian Penal Code sections 380, 454 and 457 for stealing and trespassing for housebreaking. An investigation is ongoing.