Kendrapara: Nikirai police on Wednesday arrested an employee of a courier company for allegedly concocting a false loot incident to embezzle Rs 7.66 lakh.
The accused has been identified as Prabhakar Das (24), the supervisor of a courier company.
According to sources, Prabhakar had lodged a false case alleging that someone had stolen Rs 7.66 lakh of the company from his bike’s side box while he was on his way to a bank to deposit the amount.
Acting on the complaint, police had launched a probe into the incident. During the investigation, it was learnt that the complainant, Prabhakar, had spent the money for gifting valuables, including gold ornaments, to his girlfriend.
Prabhakar has been arrested under relevant Sections of the IPC, sources added.