Man steals Rs 6 lakh from lawyer, calls her to inform about it

Updated: Oct 12, 2019, 09:33 IST | Samiullah Khan

The accused told the woman that he stole the money for his sister's wedding.

This picture has been used for representational purpose
This picture has been used for representational purpose

A 25-year-old office clerk, who is absconding, was booked for stealing Rs 6 lakh from a lawyer's office. Police said he called the lawyer the next day and told her that he had stolen the money for his sister's wedding and would return it within a few months.

However, as the accused Zishan Ansari, 25, did not return the money, the 28-year-old lawyer filed a complaint with the Nayanagar police. According to the laywer's statement, in June, a person visited office to pay her Rs 6 lakh. Ansari, too, was in office. She told the police that she put the money in the drawer, and a few minutes later went to the washroom. However, when she returned, she notice that Ansari was missing and the money, too, had been stolen. She then tried calling Ansari, but his phone was switched off, the police said.

"Ansari called her the next day and apologised for the act. He said he was in urgent need of the money and would return it to her within three months. Since the two had known each other for a long time, the lawyer decided to give him time," a police officer from the Nayanagar police station said.

He said three months later, after the lawyer called him, Ansari did not answer his calls, after which she approached the police station.

Ansari has been booked under section 381 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and further investigations are on. 

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