The son of a BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh was allegedly robbed off his valuables worth Rs.1.5o lakh at knife-point by an escort agency girl outside a posh hotel in Mumbai on Sunday evening.
The ‘victims’ have filed a police case of looting against unknown persons. Though, the police say they’ve not been able to make any arrests yet.
According to reports quoting police sources, Mehar Singh Tanwar, the son BJP’s MP from Amroha Kanwar Singh Tanwar, had hired an escort girl to his hotel Grand Hyatt in Santacruz East while on a visit to Mumbai on Sunday. Tanwar had allegedly contacted the escort agency through instant messaging mobile app WhatsApp after approving a girl. The agency in question asked him to meet the girl outside the hotel.
According to a police officer at Vakola police station, where Tanwar lodged his police complaint, he was asked to make a payment to the escort girl’s ‘agent’ in advance outside the hotel.
He along with his NRI business partner was then accosted outside the hotel by four men armed with knives.
“The four goons and a woman sent by the escort agency took valuables worth Rs 1.5 lakh and fled,” said one officer.
Police have asked the hotel authorities to hand over the CCTV footage placed on the gates outside the hotel.
A hotel official said, “We are cooperating with the police and cannot comment until we are aware of the scope of the investigation. There is no chance of the incident having occurred inside the hotel premises because there is a lot of movement and no opportunity for any isolation.”
The MP himself denied the involvement of his son with the escort girl. He said it was the NRI business partner of his son, who had contacted the escort service agency.
He said, “My son is a partner in a countrywide restaurant dealership and had been invited to Mumbai for business by his NRI partner. On Sunday, the partner called the escort agency and was told to meet the agent outside the hotel… When my son and his partner went outside, four men threatened them and forcibly took my son’s wristwatch worth Rs 1.5 lakh and the cash he was carrying.”
The MP, in his poll affidavit of Lok Sabha elections last year, had declared movable assets worth Rs 37.49 crore and immovable assets worth Rs 141.3 crore, which included the assets owned by the MP, his wife and his son.