Employee who stole Rs40 lakh from Mumbai jeweller held in UP
The 19-year-old was to give the cash to one of the jeweller’s clients, but fled with itUpdated: Dec 17, 2017 22:48 IST
Mumbai: Oshiwara police recently traced and arrested a 19-year-old youth from Uttar Pradesh (UP) for allegedly fleeing with Rs40 lakh given to him by his employer, a jeweller, to be delivered to a client.
According to Oshiwara police, the complainant Pravinkumar Jain, runs a jewellery shop in Lokhandwala. On September 24 this year, Jain gave Rs40 lakh to the arrested accused Ankur Dubey, 19, a resident of Allahabad in UP. Dubey was supposed to deliver the money to one of their clients in Goregaon with whom they had a business deal.
However, Dubey left with the money and fled to his village. The jeweller waited till the night of September 24 but Dubey never reached the client nor did he return to his employer. The jeweller then approached the local Oshiwara police.
Police officials, who initially thought Dubey could have been harmed, later ascertained it was a theft case. Dubey had also switched off his cell phone.
An FIR was registered under section 381 of the Indian Penal Code (theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master). A special team was formed and the accused was nabbed from his hometown in UP. The police have managed to recover Rs34 lakh from Dubey. He was brought back on Thursday.
Senior police inspector Subhash Khanvilkar of Oshiwara police station confirmed the development. The accused is in police custody till Monday.
First Published: Dec 17, 2017 22:48 IST