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Friday, March 14, 2008

Servant nabbed for Rs 4 lakh theft

MUMBAI: A 20-year-old house-help, who had stolen Rs 4 lakh in cash from his employer's residence at Kandivli (E), was nabbed by the police in less than a month. The accused, Harish alias Halla Mina, was traced to his hometown in Rajasthan where he had been holed up. Officials said he intended to spend the stolen amount in buying property in his hometown.

Mina worked at the residence of senior citizen Jagdish Kamath at Thakur Village. Kamath (63) is a businessman and lives with his wife and grown-up children. Mina had been employed by the family since 2006 and they trusted him. Apart from Mina, there were also other house-helps who worked for the Kamaths.

On February 14, Kamath had fetched a sum of Rs 4 lakh for a wedding in the household. He had locked away the money into a cupboard. But on February 20, Kamath realised that the cash had gone missing. He approached the Samata Nagar police who started making inquiries.

"We started questioning all the house-helps employed by Kamath. By then, Mina had fled to his hometown in Rajasthan. We then formed a special team and combed a few areas in Rajasthan. Mina was nabbed from Udaipur and Rs 3 lakh from the stolen booty was recovered from him,'' inspector Vinayak Mule said.

Mina was produced before a local court which has remanded him in police custody till March 15.

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