Singer Sonu Nigam's father robbed of Rs. 72 lakhs, ex-driver booked
Mumbai/IBNS: A former driver of singer Sonu Nigam's 76-year-old father has been booked for allegedly stealing Rs. 72 lakhs from the senior citizen's home in Mumbai, reports said on Wednesday.
The singer's father Agamkumar Nigam lives at the Windsor Grand building in Oshiwara, Andheri west.
The alleged theft took place between March 19 and March 20.
Nigam's younger sister Nikita approached the Oshiwara police station in the early hours of Wednesday with a complaint about the alleged theft, he said.
According to the complaint, Agamkumar Nigam had a driver named Rehan for nearly 8 months but removed him recently as his performance was not satisfactory, the official said.
On Sunday afternoon, he visited Nikita's home in the Versova area for lunch and returned after some time.
In the evening, he called his daughter to inform her that Rs. 40 lakhs were missing from a digital locker kept in a wooden cupboard, the official said citing the complaint.
The next day, Agamkumar Nigam went to his son's home at 7 Bungalows for some visa-related work and returned in the evening.
He found another Rs. 32 lakhs missing from the locker, which was not damaged, said the official.
On Nikita's complaint, the Oshiwara police registered an FIR under Indian Penal Code sections 380, 454 and 457 for theft and trespassing for housebreaking, said the official.