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Mumbai man arrested for stealing Rs3.47lakh from employer

Mumbai city news: Chandrashekhar Haridutt Sharma had stolen the money because he felt he was not well paid, said the police

mumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2017 00:11 IST
Pratik Salunke
To evade arrest, Sharma had discarded his old phone and SIM card and bought a new one
To evade arrest, Sharma had discarded his old phone and SIM card and bought a new one(HT)

The Chembur police arrested a 57-year-old man on Tuesday for stealing Rs3.47 lakh from an apparel firm he works for.

An investigation revealed that Chandrashekhar Haridutt Sharma had stolen the money because he felt he was not well paid. Sharma had been working for the company for two decades. The firm organises garment expos across various cities and its current stop is Chembur.

According to the police, Sharma was sent to deposit the cash at a bank at 11am on Monday. When he did not return, the owner called him around 1pm and found his phone was switched off. Sensing trouble, the manager approached the Chembur police and registered a complaint.

Sharma had discarded his old phone and SIM card and bought a new one. The police questioned one of Sharma’s relatives, who told them where he may have gone. Based on this, a police team tracked him down at Khadakpada in Kalyan.

“Sharma was preparing to flee to Akola or Nagpur by the Sevagram Express from Kalyan station when we arrested him,” said Yashwantrao Shinde, assistant police inspector, Chembur police station.

The officer added,“He said he had been fired once by the company and wanted to be paid more.”

Sharma was booked under Section 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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