Con Job: Cab driver at IGIA scares siblings into renting hotel room

In the meantime, police said the driver dropped them off in a hotel in Mahipalpur and left with the taxi fare, after forcing them to pay the room rent for the hotel.

"By this time, the duo realised that they had been duped and called up their uncle in London and told him that they were in trouble. Later, their phones were found to be switched off. Scared, he alerted relatives in Delhi, who approached us," the officer said.

After an inquiry, police got the details of the cab driver. But his phone too was found to be switched off. The siblings, meanwhile, managed to get out of the hotel in Mahipalpur and reach South Extension where they contacted their relatives.

Police arrested the driver on Tuesday. The officer said, "This driver was registered in the system, so it was easier to track him down. We checked CCTV footage as well."

Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGIA) J S Deswal said "We have registered a case under section 4(a) of the Touting and Malpractices Act against him."

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