Man who duped lodge in Delhi caught in Karnataka | Delhi Information

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NEW DELHI: A 41-year-old man was arrested from Karnataka in reference to a case wherein a distinguished lodge in Sarojini Nagar was cheated out of greater than Rs 23 lakh.
The suspect was recognized as Mahamed Sharif, a local of Karnataka. Police sources mentioned that in questioning, he revealed that he was a postgraduate and was presently unemployed. “He informed us that he was earlier a businessman and likewise went to Dubai, the place he labored in actual property and sand enterprise. His testimony is being verified,” an officer mentioned.
Deputy commissioner of police (southwest) Manoj C mentioned they arrested the accused from Puttur.
Over why Sharif posed as an UAE authorities functionary on the lodge, he replied that when he went to a international nation, he had some enterprise connections. “We’re wanting into whether or not he had any earlier connections with the federal government,” the officer mentioned.
Throughout additional questioning, he informed cops that he had beforehand lived in a number of five-star resorts and had paid all payments. “We discovered that he additionally stayed in resorts in Mumbai and Bangalore. After we requested him why he fled from The Leela Palace, he had no solutions and informed us that he would pay the invoice,” one other officer added. After leaving the lodge, the accused went to Karnataka.
Cops mentioned they scanned CCTV cameras and likewise analysed his telephone quantity and located that it was registered in Karnataka. The cops raided totally different locations and apprehended him.
The incident got here to gentle when a case was registered on January 13. The employees of the lodge informed cops that the incident occurred final 12 months.
The complainant claimed that one in every of their in-house visitors stayed in Room No. 127 for over three months. He then fled after stealing lodge valuables (silverware) and with out settling the excellent payments.
Police mentioned the visitor checked into the lodge with a pretend enterprise card and impersonated an vital functionary of the federal government of the United Arab Emirates. On arrival, he additionally produced a UAE resident card. “It appears the visitor purposely gave these playing cards to create a false picture and achieve further belief with an intent to cheat the lodge,” the officer mentioned.
The visitor made just a few half settlements price 11.5 lakh in August and September 2022 for room fees. Nevertheless, the full quantity owed was nonetheless greater than Rs 23 lakh. The investigation additional confirmed that he had issued a post-dated cheque price Rs 20 lakh, which bounced as a consequence of inadequate funds. Later, the lodge employees additionally discovered valuables lacking from the room he had stayed in.

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