In an alleged theft case at Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s Mumbai home which came to light on September 19, a 25-year-old domestic help has been arrested for committing the crime, the police said today.
The accused, Vishnu Kumar, who is from Delhi, was also booked under the IT Act for allegedly sharing information from a computer in the house with unidentified persons. Kumar was arrested from the national capital on Tuesday and brought to Mumbai on Wednesday, a police official told news agency Press Trust of India.
The case came to the fore on September 19 when Goyal’s wife, who was traveling outside Mumbai, returned and found valuables including silver vessels, some antique items and clothes missing.
Vishnu Kumar, who worked at the minister’s house, was untraceable. The minister’s flat is located in Napean Sea Road area of south Mumbai.
Kumar is also suspected to have shared information stored in a personal computer in the flat with unidentified persons via e-mail, the police official told news agency PTI.
The police registered a case under Indian Penal Code sections 381 (theft by a domestic help), 405 (criminal breach of trust) and the Information Technology Act. Further investigation is being carried out, the official said.