Arshad Basha was working at Uber's Parangipalya branch in HSR Layout.

 Uber books Bengaluru employee for cheating company of Rs 30 lakh
news Law Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 09:39

Cab operator Uber India has filed a criminal case against one of its employees in Bengaluru for allegedly swindling the firm of Rs 30 lakh since February 2016, as per a report by Santosh Kumar in The Times of India.

According to the findings following an internal probe on October 25, 2017, the employee identified as Arshad Basha, had deposited a sum of Rs 30 lakh into a single account that belonged to his close associate called Saif Ali Khan, reports ToI.

Christian Freese, general manager of the cab aggregator, filed a case against Arshad Basha and his associate Saif Ali Khan.

The case was filed with the HSR Layout police on Tuesday.

Arshad was working at Uber's Parangipalya branch in HSR Layout.

According to one of the policies of Uber cabs, a monetary incentive is to be paid to people who introduce driver partners to the fleet and the money is supposed to be deposited directly into the beneficiary’s bank account.

When the police investigated the matter after a formal complaint was registered by the company, officials found that Arshad had deposited all the money to a single account between February 1, 2016 and October 25, 2017.

It was later revealed that the account belonged to Saif Ali Khan, a close associate of Arshad. It was also found that Saif had never introduced a single driver partner to Uber. Christian has alleged that both Arshad and his friend conspired to pocket the money.

A police officer told TOI that, "The duo not only cheated the firm, but also cheated hundreds of drivers who were supposed to be paid for introducing driver partners to the firm”.

The officer added that, "We will verify the documents. We will summon the accused persons or nab them if we find they have cheated the firm”.

HSR Layout cops have registered a case against Arshad as well as Saif under IPC sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 418 (cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interests offender is bound to protect), 417 (punishment for cheating) and section 66D (punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act 2008.

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