The Delhi Police arrested a 41-year-old man who allegedly posed as an employee of the royal family of Abu Dhabi and cheated the Leela Palace Hotel by staying for over three months and leaving with out paying the invoice working into lakhs of rupees. The police mentioned the accused, Mohammed Sharif, was arrested from Bengaluru on January 19.
The police mentioned Sharif stayed on the five-star lodge from August 1 to November 20 final 12 months and left with out informing anybody. The man additionally allegedly stole silverware and different gadgets from the lodge room, the police mentioned, including that he owes Rs 23-24 lakh to the lodge. A case was registered in opposition to Sharif on the grievance of the lodge administration on Saturday.
The police mentioned a number of groups have been deployed to hint and arrest the accused.
Manoj C, DCP (Southwest), mentioned, “Based on technical surveillance, the accused was traced and finally apprehended from his residence In Bangalore He was produced before the court and the matter is being investigated”
During interrogation, police discovered that Sharif checked into the lodge with a faux enterprise card and impersonated himself as an essential functionary of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He additionally gave a resident card of the UAE.
“He gave a post-dated cheque to the hotel to pay his bills. He had lied to hotel staff saying he worked with the office of Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi. He had stayed in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for a few months but didn’t work with the royal family. He has stayed in a few hotels in other cities as well. We are contacting the hotel staffers…” mentioned an officer.