scorecardresearch
Saturday, Jan 28, 2023
Advertisement

Leela Hotel swindler, who posed as UAE royal family staff, arrested from Bangalore

The police said multiple teams were deployed to trace and arrest the accused.

The police said Sharif stayed at the five-star hotel from August 1 to November 20 last year and left without informing anyone (Photo: Leela Palace, New Delhi)
Listen to this article
Leela Hotel swindler, who posed as UAE royal family staff, arrested from Bangalore
x
00:00
1x 1.5x 1.8x

The Delhi Police have 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 without paying the bill running into lakhs of rupees. The accused, Mohammed Sharif, was arrested from Bengaluru on January 19.

Police said Sharif stayed at the five-star hotel from August 1 to November 20 last year and left without informing anyone. The man also allegedly stole silverware and other items from the hotel room, police said, adding that he owes Rs 23-24 lakh to the hotel. A case was registered against Sharif on the complaint of the hotel management on Saturday.

Multiple teams were deployed to trace and arrest the accused. Manoj C, DCP (Southwest), said, “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 found that Sharif checked into the hotel with a fake business card and impersonated himself as an important functionary of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He also gave a resident card of the UAE.

Subscriber Only Stories
At international checkpoint, online system  helps vehicles cross over sea...
Experts say Adani Group stock sell-off may not affect market, but deepens...
Delhi Confidential: Lok Sabha Speaker wants MPs to learn lessons from Pad...
Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, and criticism of the holy book

“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…” said an officer.

First published on: 22-01-2023 at 10:13 IST
Next Story

‘It’s venomous’: P Sainath on Centre blocking BBC documentary on Modi, 2002 Gujarat riots

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close