Domestic help arrested for theft at Union Minister Piyush Goyal’s Nepean Sea Road home

Domestic help arrested for theft at Union Minister Piyush Goyal's Nepean Sea Road home
Since the accused had sent some emails to unidentified persons following the theft, cops are probing if he stole or leaked any important government data (Inset: Villa Orb, Courtesy: mumbaipropertyexchange.com)

Mumbai Police have arrested the former domestic help of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for allegedly stealing cash, silver, mobiles, documents and other items from his residence last month.

The accused, Vishnu Kumar Vishwakarma, had been working at the Goyal’s residence at Villa Orb in Nepean Sea Road for the last three years.

According to reports, the theft came to light after the family members found some items missing from their home between September 16 and 18. Following this, the family approached the Gamdevi Police Station and filed a complaint against Vishwakarma.

The stolen items included some silverware and brass artefacts, watches, mobile phones, Rs 35,000 cash and some important data.

During the course of the investigation, cops trace Vishwakarma to Delhi and arrested him a few days ago. His arrest led to the recovery of some stolen items.

However, suspecting that some confidential data and files could have been stolen from the Union Minister’s personal computer or residence, police checked the accused’s phone.

While searching the phone, cops found that Vishwakarma had sent some emails to unidentified persons and had deleted some data from it. The phone was subsequently handed over to the Kalina Forensic Science Lab for further analysis.

Mumbai police are also trying to ascertain if Vishwakarma had any accomplices and whether he was involved in stealing or leaking any important government data.

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old has been sent to judicial custody.

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