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Maharashtra: Firm staffer booked for misappropriating LED lights worth Rs 62.52 lakh from Thane godown

Updated on: 16 February,2024 04:14 PM IST  |  Thane
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Thane Police in Maharashtra have registered a case against a staffer of a firm for allegedly misappropriating LED lights worth Rs 62.52 lakh

Maharashtra: Firm staffer booked for misappropriating LED lights worth Rs 62.52 lakh from Thane godown

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The Thane Police in Maharashtra have registered a case against an employee of a light manufacturing company for allegedly committing arson and misappropriating LED lights worth Rs 62.52 lakh, an official said on Friday, reported the PTI.


According to the PTI, based on a complaint, the police on Wednesday registered a case under section 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the official said.



The suspect identified as Chetan Gajanan Ghagas, who was in charge of the godown in the Purna area of the Thane district, allegedly misappropriated more than 46,000 LED lights worth Rs 62.59 lakh between 2019 and 2023, he said, as per the PTI.


He allegedly deliberately burnt some stock of lights and falsely attributed the damage to a short circuit, the official said, adding that no arrest has been made in the case so far.

Meanwhile, the police in Maharashtra's Thane district have registered a case in connection with alleged tampering of consignments of chemicals that caused a loss of Rs 33 lakh to the sender, an official said on Friday, reported news agency PTI.

Between October 2023 and January this year, a Thane businessman had dispatched some chemicals that he had imported from China to various locations in Maharashtra and other states, reported PTI.

However, the recipients informed the sender that some of the drums containing the chemicals had been tampered with and that the original substances had been replaced with different materials, reported PTI.

The Thane businessman suffered a loss of Rs 33.05 lakh due to the tampering, the official said, reported PTI.

On a complaint by the Thane businessman, the Narpoli police station in Bhiwandi on Thursday registered a case for criminal breach of trust under the Indian Penal Code, he said, adding that a probe is underway, reported PTI.

In another incident, A complaint has been filed against two people in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, for allegedly causing a businessman to lose Rs 28.53 lakh in a light diesel oil supply scam, according to police sources on Sunday, reported PTI.

(with PTI inputs) 

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