In yet another incident of a guest staying in one of the city’s prestigious hotels being ripped off, a Turkish national filed a complaint with the police alleging 1,000 euros (around Rs 77,000) were stolen from his room at the five-star JW Marriot Hotel, Sector 35, in June when he was in the city to attend a company meeting.
Earlier this year, on August 17, a Delhi businessman had claimed Rs 18 lakh worth of gold and diamond jewellery was stolen from his room at Hotel Park Plaza in Sector 17.
Giving details, the police said Seyed Mohsen Tasalloti, a visitor from Turkey, who had come to the city on June 19, found the cash missing from his hotel room two days later. They said he immediately informed the hotel’s general manager about the theft, but the suspect had been smart enough not to steal all 5,000 euros, and took away only 1,000 euros.
Tasalloti told the police, after the general manager had assured him the matter would be investigated, the company’s executive director, Bhaskar Sharma, stayed back in the city to follow up on the case.
He further said he suspected the money was stolen on the day his return flight was booked because the thief obviously felt he would not have enough time to count all the currency notes he had kept in his room.
Tasalloti said despite sending several emails to JW Marriot’s loss prevention manager, Suresh Anokha, in which he enquired about the status of the investigations, not only was the latter unhelpful but the hotel did not bother to file a complaint about the theft with the police.
He said he then authorised Sharma to lodge a complaint with the police following which a case of theft under section 380 of the IPC was registered at the Sector 36 police station.
Meanwhile, Sector 17 police station house officer Dilsher Singh said investigations into the earlier incident of theft at Hotel Park Plaza were also continuing.