Delhi Police have arrested an engineer who siphoned off Rs 30 lakh from the account of his employer, a hotelier. Police said the accused, identified as Tripati Bhardwaj (25), was working as an accountant with Kailash Chand Khanna, owner of Khanna Residency, for the past two years.
After Khanna filed complaint with Saket police station, police obtained and analysed Bhardwaj's account and found that he had transferred around R30 lakh from the bank account of the complainant to his accounts in Oriental Bank of Commerce and HDFC Bank through net banking by hacking the password.
"During investigation, the accused was arrested and he disclosed that he had purchased car and other costly items with the amount," said Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south).
Bhardwaj's younger brother after completing his hotel management course from a renowned university got a job in Germany and is living a luxurious life there along with his parents. "He was attracted to live the same lifestyle and thus decided to cheat his employer. Initially, he transferred small amounts and later started transferring bigger amounts," Sharma added.
Bhardwaj used to come to office in a Tata Manza car he purchased with the stolen money. He had told his colleagues that was he was selling computer parts in partnership with his NRI brother.
"With the money earned through forgery, he was living a luxurious life and also impressed his girlfriend. He later married her after introducing himself to his in-laws as a software professional working in a MNC as a manager," Sharma added.
Police have recovered Tata Manza car, two laptops, one LED TV, one music system and many other electronic items.