Mobile handsets worth about Rs 10.37 lakhs were allegedly stolen from the godown of an e-commerce company by its employees here, police said. According to a police complaint lodged by Amazon company, on May 22, a total of 17 mobile handsets were stolen by five contractual employees from the storehouse, Padgha police station Inspector Jaiprakash Bhosle said. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M12 with 6,000mAh battery to launch in India on March 11, reveals Amazon listingAlso Read - Amazon 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' initiative: Device manufacturing starting with Fire TV Stick to begin in India
The stock in the godown at Kurund village near Padgha also included some high-end mobile handsets, he said. Also Read - India smart speaker market to cross 7.5 lakh units by 2020 end
An offence under IPC sections 381 (theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master) read with 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) had been registered against the five persons, he said, adding no arrest has been made so far in connection with the theft.
Meanwhile, another contractual employee was caught allegedly stealing a mobile phone worth around Rs 7,500 from the storehouse on May 29 and was subsequently arrested, police said.
The arrested employee, identified as Aakash Sapat, was charged under sections 381 and 511 (attempting to commit offences) of the IPC, police added.