A 24-year-old engineer, employed with technology giant Google, has been arrested for allegedly stealing money to meet his girlfriend's expenses, police said on Wednesday.
The accused was identified as Garvit Sahni, a resident of Haryana's Ambala district.
On September 11, a conference for senior executives of MNCs was organised by IBM and a media organisation at Taj Palace here. During the conference, one Devyani Jain reported that Rs 10,000 had been stolen from her handbag, the police said.
A case was registered and police checked the footage of CCTV cameras in the hotel premises. After analysing the recordings, police zeroed in on a suspect and established his identity on the basis of a list of invitees.
The cab's registration number and the mobile number through which the cab was booked were obtained, he said.
During interrogation, Sahni told police that he stole the money as he was facing a financial crunch and did not have the money to bear his girlfriend's expenses.
(With inputs from agencies.)