DMRC cash collector decamps with Rs 50L
A 23-year-old collection agent hired by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) allegedly decamped with around Rs 50 lakh, which he had collected from seven Metro stations. The police said the accused, identified as Neeraj Kumar, worked with a private cash management agency. Neeraj had allegedly collected cash from the Central Secretariat, Jor Bagh, Race Course, INA, Udyog Bhawan stations. The incident took place on Tuesday.
“The cash management company, SIS, filed a complaint against Neeraj, who had been working with them for past two years. The firm alleged that Neeraj was assigned to collect cash from the seven Metro stations and deposit it in a Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch in Bhikaji Cama Place. Neeraj was carrying over Rs 50 lakh, collected in over three days, noting that the amount was much more than the usual Rs 12 lakh, as it was collected over the extended weekend due to Independence Day holiday on Monday. He boarded a train from the Udyog Bhawan Metro Station. He was supposed to a meet bank officials at the AIIMS Metro station. The bank officials, who were had been waiting for over an hour, told us that there was no clue about Neeraj’s whereabouts. They even tried calling him, but his phone was switched-off,” said a police official, investigating the case.
The police said Neeraj, originally from Bihar, lived in a rented accommodation in Mahipalpur. They added that raids are being conducted to nab the accused. Several teams have been formed to nab Neeraj and a team has been sent to his native place. A case has been registered against Neeraj under sections of theft and breach of trust of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).