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Mumbai: Employee flees with foreign currency worth Rs1.43 crore

An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code at the MIDC police station and the case has been transferred to Vile Parle police station.

mumbai Updated: Mar 22, 2017 22:34 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
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The stolen foreign currency includes pounds, euros, dollars and Indonesian Rupiah. (HT File)

A 32-year-old man entrusted with carrying foreign currency worth Rs1.43 crore from an office in Andheri (East) to another office in Vile Parle (East), has allegedly fled with it earlier this week.

According to the police, the wanted accused, Bhagwat Singh Waghela, 32, from Rajasthan, has been working for one year for the complainant, Mulchand Parekh, who runs Manglik Forex Pvt Ltd. Its office is in MG market in Vile Parle (East).

According to the police, Parekh entrusted Waghela with getting the money from the office of Jitendra Pandey who runs VKC Forex Pvt ltd. Its office is near MIDC in Andheri (East). Waghela had carried out similar works several times over the past one year and was trusted by Parekh, police said.

According to the police, Waghela left from their office around 1pm and reached Pandey’s office around 1.30 pm. Waghela was asked to bring foreign currency worth Rs77 lakh, but he lied to Pandey that his boss asked for foreign currency worth Rs 1.43 crore.

Waghela fled with the money and soon after, switched off his mobile phone and was not found at his home, police said. The stolen foreign currency includes pounds, euros, dollars and Indonesian Rupiah.

Parekh as well as Pandey have been made complainants . An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code at the MIDC police station and the case has been transferred to Vile Parle police station.

First Published: Mar 22, 2017 22:34 IST