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57-yr-old arrested for stealing Rs 3.47 lakhs from employer

Mumbai: A 57-yr-old man was reportedly arrested by Chembur police for stealing Rs3.47 lakh from a firm he was working with.

Chandrashekhar Haridutt Sharma was an old employee at an apparel firm, which exports garments across various cities. He was working with the firm for the past 20 years.

According to the Police, Sharma made away with the money he was sent to deposit with a bank on Monday. The owner grew suspicious and called Sharma only to find his cell switched off. The firm’s manager lodged a complaint with Chembur Police when Sharma did not return back to the firm.

Taking action against Sharma, Police started searching for him, for his phone’s location could not be traced as Sharma threw away his cell.

The Police dropped by Sharma’s relatives to know about his whereabouts. One of the relatives told where he could have headed to. Based on the information Sharma was traced to Khadakpada in Kalyan.

“Sharma was preparing to flee to Akola or Nagpur by the Sevagram Express from Kalyan station when we arrested him” said Yashwantrao Shinde, Assistant Inspector, adding, “He said he had been fired once by the company and wanted to be paid more.”

Chembur Police has registered a case against Sharma under Section 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) of the IPC, sources reported.