A man was arrested after he refused to pay bills for a five-star hotel in Delhi, where he stayed with his family. The accused allegedly breached the hotel’s credit policy by showing fraudulent UTR numbers claiming that he had already paid the money through bank transfer.
The Delhi police on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly refusing to pay a bill of Rs 3.65 lakh after he stayed at a five-star hotel in Lutyens’ Delhi with his family.
Officials made the arrest based on an FIR filed by the assistant manager of the hotel, who alleged that the accused used fraudulent UTR (Unique Transaction Reference) numbers to show that the payment was made.
According to the FIR, the guest and his family booked two single-occupancy rooms on May 28 at Lutyens’ Delhi and stayed there till June 3.
When he was asked to make the payment, the accused allegedly breached the hotel’s credit policy by showing fraudulent UTR numbers claiming that he had already paid Rs 6,50,000 through a bank transfer.
When the hotel authorities checked, no records of any such transaction were found. Upon being asked, the man assured that the payment would be made on June 3. During this period, he enjoyed all the services—including meals and bar—and again on the assured date, he failed to make the payment, the FIR stated.
When the hotel staff confronted him again, he threatened them of calling the police and framing false allegations against them. He refused to pay the amount and allegedly abused the hotel staff and damaged the hotel property, as mentioned in the FIR.
The police registered a case under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code. The matter is being probed.