5-year jail to waiter for stealing

5-year jail to waiter for stealing

An employee of a central Delhi hotel has been sentenced to five years in jail for stealing Rs 2 lakh cash and gold and diamond ornaments of a jeweller, staying in the hotel, after administering a stupefying substance to him.

An additional sessions judge  held Punjab native Amrit Pal guilty of causing hurt to victim Sonu Lal by means of poison and stealing his jewellery, cash, two mobile phones and several debit and credit cards from his hotel room after giving him poisonous tea.

The court said Pal deserved substantial punishment  as he betrayed the faith of the victim, a customer of the hotel. “Being the employee of the hotel, it was his moral and legal duty to protect the life and property of the victim.

He did not only commit the offence but also betrayed the victim’s faith. Moreover, to commit the theft, the convict had not hesitated even in administering stupefying substance to him.

This shows that the convict had no concern with the safety of the victim and his only motive was to earn easy money by committing theft,” the ASJ said. A Rs 75,000 -fine was also imposed.

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