Employee arrested for staging robbery and stealing `30 lakh in Delhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jun 25, 2016 23:39 IST
Amit Sharma (Handout)

The Delhi Police on Friday arrested an employee of an export firm based in New Friends Colony for allegedly staging a robbery of `30 lakh and making away with the cash.

The incident was reported at Tilak Marg police station in New Delhi.

Amit Sharma told his employers that he was robbed of `30 lakh near Sagar Apartments by masked men, who came in a Swift car.

“He concocted the entire story of the robbery. He told the police that he had collected the money from his employer, Pradeep Modi, from Sagar apartments and had kept it in his bag. He said that the moment he took a U-turn from Bhagwan Das Road crossing and reached near Patiala House Court, a Maruti Swift car which was already waiting there waylaid him,” DCP, New Delhi, Jatin Narwal said.

“One person got down from the car and forcibly snatched his bag,” Narwal said.

During investigation Sharma was questioned and his call records analysed. The footage from CCTV cameras installed in the area was also accessed. “Since Sharma was changing his statement and the CCTV footage accessed from the area captured no such incident, we were convinced that he was making up the story of a robbery. He was subjected to long sessions of interrogation and was confronted with evidence, following which he broke down and confessed,” Narwal said. He added, “On his instance the cash was recovered.”

“During questioning he said he wanted to earn quick money,” a senior police officer said.

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