Delhi: Jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh stolen from five-star hotel recovered, accused arrested

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Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a taxi driver who had stolen jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh and cash worth Rs 3.5 lakh from a wedding at the five-star Ashoka Hotel.

Gurvinder Singh was arrested from the General Taxi Stand, near Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Ashok Vihar on May 9. The jewellery and the cash was recovered from him, then.

The incident came to notice after Dr. Aakash, a resident of Churu, Rajasthan had come to the Ashoka Hotel for his sister’s wedding. The doctor was carrying all kinds of valuables, cash and clothes with him for the various marriage ceremonies.

He along with family members went to Ashoka Hotel, where the wedding was to take place, and kept the bag full of jewellery inside the car’s boot.

After attending the wedding, Dr Aakash came back to his car but did not find the bag inside. He then approached the Chanakyapuri Police Station where a case was registered.


During the investigation, two teams were formed. The police scanned the CCTV camera’s footage accessed from cameras installed around the place of the incident.

Embassies were checked and the security guards were examined as well.

During the scrutiny of cameras, a suspicious car and a driver was observed. When police enquired about the same, it was found out that the suspicious car was being used by some guest from Ashoka hotel.

Then this person whose identity revealed as guest of the complainant and who was called and was shown the CCTV footage and he was examined.

It was then found that the car was hired from General Taxi stand in Ashok Vihar.

Consequently, a raid was conducted and the accused Gurvinder Singh was detained and interrogated.


Singh disclosed that on the night of April 30, he visited