Delhi police arrest man from DK for impersonating UAE govt official, cheating hotel


Mangaluru/New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS): The man, who impersonated a UAE government functionary and duped The Leela Palace Hotel in the national capital of Rs 23 lakh after fleeing without paying the bills, was finally arrested by the Delhi Police from Karnataka.

A senior police official said that the accused, identified as Mohammed Sharif (41) stayed at The Leela Palace Hotel in the Sarojini Nagar area for three months and then fled without settling his outstanding bills of more than Rs 23 lakh. He also stole some hotel valuables.

The accused was arrested on January 19 from Dakshina Kannada (DK) district of Karnataka.

Sharif stayed at the hotel from August 1, 2022 till November 20, 2022 and escaped without settling a bill of Rs 23,46,413, as per the hotel staff.

According to the FIR accessed by IANS, the man checked into the hotel with a fake business card and posed as an important functionary of the government of UAE office of His Highness Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed AL Nahyan.

"He also gave a resident card of the United Arab Emirates on arrival. It seems the guest purposely gave these cards to create a false image and garner extra trust with an intent to cheat/deceive the hotel at a later stage," stated the FIR.

"The man had also made a few part settlements in the month of August and September, 2022 worth Rs 11.5 lakh for room charges, the total outstanding still stands at INR 23,48,413 against which he had issued us a post-dated cheque worth INR 20 lakh due for November 21, 2022 which was duly submitted to our bank on September 22, 2022, but due to insufficient funds the cheque bounced," read the FIR.

"On November 20, 2022 around 1 p.m., the man fled with hotel valuables and this seems to be completely pre-planned since we were under the impression that by November 22, 2022 hotel will get the dues cleared through the cheque he had submitted," read the FIR.

Based on the complaint, the Delhi Police had registered an FIR on January 13 under sections 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), and 380 (theft in dwelling house, etc.,) of the Indian Penal Code.

Further investigation in the matter is on.



 

 

 

  

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Caught at last?Good for the present he cant escape and cheat.keep inside till his dues are paid.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Ihaloka

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Not a big deal. Forfeit his 15L promised by Topiwala chacha in 2014. If you add interest on this 15L, then all your dues of 23.46L will be recovered. No tension. Just transfer dues to Topiwalas account. The question is how hotel gave so much credit ? Usually hotels give credit to approved corporate customers or against credit card only. How this "joomla" happened. Need to check black money/money laundering from hotel side also.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Believe system in INDIA is stronger than any other country ! KUDOS like we believed - 15 lakhs, 1 dollar equals 15 Rs. Acche Din. Black Money Returns, cHOWKSY/Mallya Returns the money, No dynasty politics in BJPeee, No corruption in BJPeeee

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    what this man owes is pittance compared to what the gujjus have looted from India...

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  • Damodar, Thonse

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    The man had also made a few part settlements in the month of August and September, 2022 worth Rs 11.5 lakh for room charges, the total outstanding still stands at INR 23,48,413 against which he had issued us a post-dated cheque worth INR 20 lakh due for November 21, 2022 which was duly submitted to our bank on September 22, 2022, but due to insufficient funds the cheque bounced," read the FIR. Total 34,98,413 of which 11,50,000 paid. Balance 23,48, 413 which means he paid 33%. Or 1/3 the remaining 2/3 on thehonse house.

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    What all Talent these people Have!!All used to swindle, cheat etc etc. All negative. Not a thread positive😎. If you think you have seen them all... Lo!Another one arises with another new idea of deceit..The show goes on... No stopping.

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    The authenticity of the complaint is questionable. After all 24 lakhs is not the peanuts . The management who trusted fraudulent blindly without proper investigations should be taken to task...

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  • MIA, UDUPI

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    How come hotel given credits in lakhs? , seems like conflict of interest

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Looks like same person who stayed in Mumbai hotels and elsewhere with the same trick.Now make him to clean the hotel till his dues are settled .Put him a legchain with alarm so that cant go out.Let him stay in hotel backyard till everything is settled off.Now these cheaters are increasing .

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  • George, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    It might take him not less than 25 years to settle the dues. Better make him diplomat to another country. Or make him a head of feku minister

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Rita, We should do same with ALL our politicians....make them clean roads of India ...till dues ( Stolen money) is settled.... Chain should be put on their belly's not on legs ...like they put on monkeys... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Alwyn, Kudla

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Never live without theft, crime, harassment, intimidations and call peace lover’s. Some times less godly makes a human better and more powerful

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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    We are capable of bigger things than this.

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  • Rudolf Silva, Karkala

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    these people allrounders...from fake notes, drugs, beef, theft and robbery

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    I thought 'choona lagana' is the monopoly of ruling politicians only...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    This guy could be made CONgress candidate from Surathkal ( Mangalore North Constituency) during next Assembly elections... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    After winning the election then Bjpee will buy.. Happy!! 😂😂😂

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Khader-Lobo-Mohammed, Mangalore Corporation area ( Ullal-Mangalore- Surathkal) CONgress candidates.....sounds great ....Jai Alpa Sankyata's ..... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    And his symbol should be 5g durbeen.....

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Langooji,never He will cheat more people in DK.Already we have enough .let poor live for some days.

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  • True politician, Kudla

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Magge avoli maarayre..... onte musuntu thoovodatta naramanina..

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    🤣🤣🤣🤣.....magge costly da panid thojundu politicians ji... iva/nooduda ath.....lacha lacha looti malthinaye thojund.....aik mukha pradarshana malthjerodo....

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    One more embarrassment.

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  • Arjun, India

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Kinta sharief hai ye aadmi 😂😂😂

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Debt per Indian increased from Rs 43,124 to Rs 1,09,373 in 9 yrs of BJP Rule.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    This Sharif , Badmaash niklaa

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