The Delhi High Court Thursday rejected the bail application of a maid servant who allegedly transferred the property of her employers to her name as well as fraudulently withdrew money from their bank accounts.
Denying the bail, Justice S.N.Aggarwal said: “Taking stock of all the facts and circumstances of the case, I do not find it to be a fit case to grant anticipatory bail to her.”
Janki was accused of defrauding the complainant’s father, who had retired as a Class-I gazetted officer.
According to police, she “abused and misused her position of maid servant” to allegedly cheat the complainant and his father to the tune of about Rs. 1 crore.
“She got his property at Kingsway Camp transferred in her name by fabricating the agreement to sell and power of attorney of the property in her name by getting the thumb impression of complainant’s father on the documents in fraudulent manner,” police said, opposing the bail application.
Janki was also accused of allegedly withdrawing Rs.75 lakh from different bank accounts of the complainant’s father and getting it deposited in bank in her name and in the name of her children.
“She is further alleged to have operated the bank locker of the complainant’s father fraudulently and is alleged to have removed the entire jewellery and other valuables lying in his locker,” police added.
Declining to believe the contention of Janki’s lawyer that the money was paid to her by the old man, the court said it is difficult to believe that the complainant or his father would pay such a huge amount of Rs.1 crore to their maid servant and would transfer their movable and immovable properties in her name.
“The accusations against the petitioner are of very serious nature which do not entitle her for pre-arrest bail. She is accused of having cheated her master and has thereby belied the trust reposed in her,” it said.