Two Thomas Cook employees held for staging Rs 2.22cr heist
Mail Today Bureau July 13, 2016
The Delhi Police has arrested two Thomas Cook assistant managers for allegedly faking a robbery of Rs 2.22 crore. According to police, the conspiracy was hatched by a company official identified as Sumit Kumar.
During investigations, cops found that the statements given by the two employees - both Sumit and Rohit Kumar - were not matching. Rohit had also roped in his brother, Rahul, in the crime.
"As per the plan, Sumit first collected the said Foreign Currency Cash from IGI Terminal and came to Connaught Place using the airport express metro and, reached Shivaji Stadium Station where he met Rohit and his brother Rahul in an Alto car. The accused, Sumit, sat in the car with the bag containing the cash and handed it over to Rohit and Rahul. Thereafter, Sumit reached Noida and informed the Connaught Place branch that he had been robbed of the collected Foreign Currency Cash belonging to Thomas Cook," Jatin Narwal, DCP of New Delhi district said.
When the accused, Sumit, was interrogated, he initially tried to give their well-planned heist the shape of a robbery committed by unknown persons but on prolonged interrogation, he gave in and confessed that he, along with Rohit and his brother Rahul, had conspired to misappropriate the Foreign Currency Cash.
Sumit Kumar had been working with Thomas Cook as an assistant manager for nearly two years while co-accused, Rohit, who graduated from a private university, is also an employee of Thomas Cook.