Man Flees Delhi 5-Star Hotel Leaving 23-Lakh Bill, Faked UAE Royals Link
A man stayed at a five-star hotel in Delhi for four months under the guise of working for the Abu Dhabi royal family. He ran up a bill of 23 lakh before leaving.
Mohammed Sharif, who was charged with fraud and theft after the management of the Leela Palace Hotel filed a complaint on Saturday, is being sought by the Delhi Police.
On August 1st, Sharif entered the Leela Palace and discreetly left on November 20th. The hotel staff alleges that he stole a number of goods from the room, including a pearl tray and silver silverware.
Sharif informed the staff upon his arrival at the hotel in August that he was a resident of the United Arab Emirates and had a close relationship with Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi royal family.
He claimed to have worked closely with the Sheikh and to be in India on business. He even produced a business card, a UAE resident card and other documents to corroborate his story. He frequently discussed his life in the UAE with the hotel personnel in an effort to promote his tale.
These documents are being examined by the police because they may be false. Over the course of his four-month stay, the cost of the hotel and services came to 35 lakh. He gave 11.5 lakh rupees and then went without giving the balance. On the day he left the hotel, he handed the staff a check for 20 lakh that was dated November 20.
Police in Delhi are looking through CCTV footage to find the man.
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