Police on Friday nabbed a computer operator working for the city’s famous Navaratan Jewellers on charges of stealing gold worth Rs 1 crore from his employers.
Police said on Friday that the arrested was identified as Lambodhar Jaiswal (22), hailing from Inkerband in Nuapada, Odisha.
Deputy Police Commissioner (Central Division) M N Anuchet said that the accused had been working for Navrathan Jewellers for the last six years.
After stealing more than 1kg 500 gram gold, worth about Rs 1 crore, he escaped to his hometown Inkerband in Nuapada, Odisha. “We arrested him from his home and brought him here for further interrogation,” he added.
Mr Anuchet said that the accused had joined the jewellery shop as a helper six years ago and gradually became a computer operator in the same company.
“Over the years, due to his hard work and being a quick learner he gained experience as well as the trust of his owners in a very short span of time. As soon as the owners opted to computerise their operations, they made him their man in-charge of all their computer operations,” he added.
Outstanding effort by the @cubbonparkps team for nabbing the employee of a jewelry store who fled with 1.5 Kg of gold worth 1 Cr.— Kamal Pant, IPS (@CPBlr) November 6, 2020
A reward of 75,000 has been given to the team as a token of appreciation.
Well done, team!👏 pic.twitter.com/TAIxJryTN0
Jaiswal identified a loophole in the new computer system as it was used to allow the operator to edit the weight of the jewellery. Using this loophole, he started collecting very tiny quantities of gold and gradually accumulated gold worth Rs 1 crore over a period of few months.
The police said that the owners came to know only when a thorough auditing was carried out and they realised that they have been cheated by their trusted employee, but by then he had left for his hometown with the gold. (Agency)