Delhi: Man Stays At Leela Palace Hotel Posing As UAE Royal Staff, Flees Without Paying Rs 23-Lakh Bill

The Leela Palace, New Delhi (file photo)

A man allegedly scammed Delhi’s The Leela Palace hotel by posing as a staff of a UAE royal family member and stayed there for over three months, The Indian Express reported.

The man, who is now missing, reportedly left the star hotel without paying a bill of over Rs. 23 lakh.

Delhi Police are on the lookout for the man, identified as Md Sharif.

Sharif stayed at the hotel in the heart of Delhi from August 1 to November 20 and left without informing anyone, according to the report citing the police. Not just that, he also allegedly stole silverware and other items from his room, the police said.

The man told the hotel that he worked for Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi, The Indian Express reported, citing the complaint. He showed the hotel staff fake identify proofs while checking in.

While Sharif’s total bill at The Leela Palace was around Rs.35 lakh, he paid them Rs. 11.5 lahk before leaving the hotel.

(With Inputs from Agencies)

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