Man Who Fled Delhi’s 5-Star Hotel Without Paying Rs 23 Lakh Bill Sent To 2-Day Custody

NEW DELHI: The man who fled from a five-star hotel after about four months with outstanding bills has been remanded in two days of police custody by a Delhi Court on Sunday. As per sources, accused Mohammed Sharif -34 years old was sent for custodial interrogation in order to recover certain articles from his residence in Delhi that were allegedly stolen by him.

“Because the recovery of the case property — the stolen articles — are yet to be effected, accused Mahamed Sharif be remanded in police custody for two days,” the judge said. At the hearing today, the counsel appearing for the accused opposed the police’s plea for remand claiming that he was illegally arrested and no article was stolen.

Sharif checked into The Leela Palace hotel on August 1 last year. He stayed in the room for about four months posing as a functionary of the UAE royal family and fled on November 20th with hotel valuables without clearing the bills. Investigations reveal Sharif had an outstanding due of Rs 23 lakhs.

He was apprehended on Jan 19th from Karnataka’s Puttur and four days’ transit remand was taken from a court in the southern state.

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