Neighbour, staff try to withdraw ₹23L from a/c of hotelier, booked

  • | Friday | 8th December, 2023

GURGAON: Two people were booked on Wednesday for allegedly stealing a blank cheque from the home of a hotelier, police said. The cheque was stolen years ago, but an FIR in the case was only registered this week, according to police.The accused were identified as Manish Kumar Jain and Tilak R Anand, the hoteliers accountant and neighbour respectively.Complainant Kamal Bir Singh, chairman of Best Western Country Club Resort in Manesar, told police that the accused stole a blank cheque from his home office back in 2015 when he was out of the country. I have an office in the basement of my house where my accountant Jain would usually work. He also had direct access to my funds, Singh said.He further said that he was alerted of the theft on March 31 when the accused allegedly attempted to steal Rs 23 lakh from his account using the blank cheque and his forged signature. Singh was alerted by his bank that the cheque had bounced and he realised what had happened, he said.An initial complaint was registered at the Economic Offences Wing on July 7, police officials said. After five months of preliminary investigation, an FIR was registered against the two accused under sections 380 (theft in dwelling house), 384 (extortion) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC at the Sector 40 police station on Wednesday. We will take the necessary actions as per the law, said inspector Manoj Verma, SHO of Sector 40 police station.Singh also alleged that Jain had previously stolen around Rs 1.8 crore from him similarly using unauthorised cheques in 2019-2020. Singh had discovered the theft in January 2022 but alleged that he did not report it as Jain had promised to return the money.TOI tried reaching out to ACP Abhimanyu Lohal from the Economic Offences Wing, who was earlier looking into the case, but did not receive any response.We also published the following articles recentlyTemple money theft case accused escapes from police custody in TrichyA man escaped from police custody before being produced before a magistrate in Trichy. The man, Maheswaran, was arrested for stealing money from a temple. He gave a slip to the police when he was brought to the judges residential quarters. The police have launched a hunt for Maheswaran.Heres how much money $4 cheque from Steve Jobs fetched in an auctionA $4.01 check written by Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer Company, has been auctioned for $36,850. The check, dated July 23, 1976, is significant as it lists Apples first official address in Palo Alto, which was used as the companys answering service and mail drop-off point in Jobs parents garage. It is written for RadioShack and signed by Jobs. This unique piece of Apple history adds to the collection of valuable items related to Jobs, including previous auctioned checks and his signature on a job application and founding contract.Rs 20,00,000 and counting: How much money this $4.01 cheque from Steve Jobs is auctioning forRR Auctions Fine Autograph and Artefacts sale features a cheque signed by Steve Jobs from 1976, Apples first official address in Palo Alto, and RadioShacks role in the early computer boom. The cheque, written to pay RadioShack $4.01, is a unique piece of Apple history expected to sell for over $25,000. Steve Wozniak bought RadioShacks TRS-80 Micro Computer System, which led to the creation of the blue box, the first project by Jobs and Wozniak. The auction ends on December 7.

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