Jaipur: Unnamed hotel staff booked for conspiracy to loot Rs 2 crore jewelry | Jaipur News

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JAIPUR: A day after a thief impersonated a guest and stole diamond sets and cash worth Rs 2 crore from the hotel room of a Mumbai-based couple at Jawahar Circle, city police filed an FIR against unnamed hotel staff and officials for their alleged involvement.
The FIR filed Friday by plaintiff Rahul Banthia alleges conspiracy by staff and officials at the Clarks Amer Hotel.
In the FIR, the Complainant stated that he came to attend his loved one’s wedding on November 25 (Thursday) and was staying in room 734 with his wife. He left the hotel at 7.30pm to attend the Sangeet ceremony on Sirsi Road, he added.
When they returned at 11:30 p.m., his wife checked the digital locker in the room between midnight and 12:30 a.m. To their surprise, the couple found that money and jewelry were missing. In the FIR, the complainant alleged that CCTV footage from the hotel showed that around 8:30 p.m., two hotel employees were seen opening their room, which alluded to alleged collusion by hotel staff. the hotel.
Police said that, based on the complainant’s FIR, they filed a complaint under Sections 454 (concealed trespass or burglary), 380 (theft) and 120B (criminal association).
“He was wandering with a group that had come for the wedding”
Meanwhile, the Clarks Amer hotel released a statement on Saturday denying the involvement of its employees.
“In view of the robbery that took place at the Clarks Amer Hotel, police are investigating. No hotel employees are involved in the crime. Hotel authorities are cooperating fully with police. In CCTV coverage , which has been handed over to the police, the culprit can be seen. The police are thoroughly investigating the case,” the statement read.
The hotel’s senior security officer, SR Sharma, told TOI that the suspect arrived in an auto rickshaw and was checked twice by hotel security personnel.
“He (the suspect) claimed he came for a wedding. He was walking around with other guests who came for the wedding,” Sharma said.
He also claimed there was an “events desk” in the lobby to attend to wedding guests staying in 45 rooms.
“The man also picked up a key card from the same office, because of which the staff had the impression that he was one of the guests. All the time he was walking around with the group that had come to the wedding, he even escorted them to their rooms,” Sharma said, adding that the suspect left the hotel twice and returned wearing a different outfit.
Sharma told TOI that the suspect called reception from the intercom on the seventh floor and asked for his room to be opened. “Our staff followed standard operating procedure (SOP) and checked his room number and name which matched the occupant details on the computer,” he added.
Additional DCP (East Jaipur) Avnish Kumar Sharma said the case was being looked into in all aspects while SHO Radha Raman Gupta said some suspects were interviewed.
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