New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Delhi Police has arrested Amrita Sethi, who has 80,000 followers on Instagram, along with an accomplice on the charge of snatching foreign currency from a foreign exchange company staff in south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park and later fleeing to Goa.
The accused used the snatched money to stay in 5-star hotels in Goa and play poker in casino, police said on Thursday.
The company employee had lodged a complaint on November 5 at the Hauz Khas police station that he had gone to an address in Panchsheel Park as per his employer’s instructions to hand over 3,300 US dollars to a client and take Rs 2,45,340 in exchange.
He said that when he went to the area, a man and a woman standing on the road accosted him and asked for the dollars. The complainant said that the duo snatched the bag containing the foreign currency and fled in a Maruti Swift car.
An FIR was registered under Sections 356/379/34 of the IPC by police who managed to trace the car from a CCTV footage from near the crime spot. was procured from where the registration number of the vehicle was taken.
The police found the vehicle to be registered in the name of Ravinder Nath Rakheja. “He revealed that his son, Kushaal and his friends Akshit and Amrita had borrowed the car,” said Atul Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The accused persons were identified and as per the technical surveillance, they were located in Goa. The Goa police assisted in tracing the accused persons and apprehended the accused persons on Wednesday.
“A team was immediately despatched to Goa and the accused identified as Akshit Jhamb, a resident of Tilak Nagar, Delhi (aged 25 years) and Amrita Sethi, a resident of Rajouri Garden, Delhi (aged 26 years), were arrested,” the officer added.