Mumbai Crime: Two employees cheat travel firm of Rs 4 crores, booked

Published: Feb 25, 2020, 16:28 IST | Samiullah Khan | Mumbai

According to the police, the men transferred Rs 4 crore from the travel firm in Malad to their families' account

The accused Rohit Rathod. Picture/ Samiullah Khan
The accused Rohit Rathod. Picture/ Samiullah Khan

The Malad police booked technical head and admin of a well-known travel firm for allegedly duping them of Rs 4 crore by misusing the client code of the company's account and transfer the money in the various bank account of their friends, relatives, and wives. The police have arrested the man on Sunday and still interrogating him to ascertain his role and involvement in the crime.

One of the arrested men has been identified as Rohit Rathod had escaped when he learned of a case being registered against him. A team of police officers traced him to Mehsana in Gujarat and brought back him to Mumbai on Monday. The police is also interrogating the other man identified as Ankur Trivedi and trying to understand his involvement in the crime.

Rathod was working as the technical head was looking and taking care of all of the company software and modules, on his instruction all the while Trivedi, an admin was looking and was keeping all the expenditures records including the marketing and promotions.

The accountant of the company found out about the cheating while checking the balance sheet and reported it to the director last Monday and then registered a nominated complaint against Rathod and Tiwari.

The company was established in 2009, provides services of air ticket booking, rail ticket booking holidays package booking, mobile recharge and money transfers facilities in the Mumbai city as well as in other cities. The office is located at SV Road near the Chincholi area and has more than 110 employees.  

The accountant was checking the record data provided by the Rathod when he found some doubts and while he checked the balance sheet. He also checked it with the tally account sheet that showed the difference of around Rs 4 crore.

"While checking and verifying the tally data it was found that around Rs 2.71 crore has been into the various accounts belonging to Rathod, and his relatives and his wife. Several transactions of the money transfer were also noted in Trivedi’s and his brother accounts. The accountant reported the fraud to the director of the company and they registered the case, said a police officer from Malad police station.

The case registered the case under sections 34 (Acts committed with common intention), 408 (breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery), 468 (forgery for purposes of cheating) of Indian Penal Code and section 43a of IT Act. Rathod was produced before the court on Monday and he was remanded to police custody," said a police officer.

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