Domestic Help Arrested for Theft at Minister Piyush Goyal’s House

The accused Vishnu Kumar was also booked under the IT Act for allegedly sharing some information from a computer.

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File photo of Piyush Goyal. 

A 25-year-old domestic help has been arrested for allegedly committing a theft at Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's house in Mumbai, the police said on Thursday, 3 October.

The accused Vishnu Kumar, who hails from Delhi, was also booked under the IT Act for allegedly sharing some information from a computer in the house with unidentified persons.

He was arrested from the national capital on Tuesday and brought to Mumbai on Wednesday, a police official said.

The alleged theft came to light on 19 September when Goyal's wife, who was traveling outside Mumbai, returned and found valuables, including silver vessels, some antique items and clothes missing.


Kumar, who worked at the minister's house, was untraceable. The minister's flat is located in the plush Napean Sea Road area of south Mumbai.

Kumar was also suspected to have shared some information stored on a personal computer in the flat with unidentified persons through email, the police official said.

The police registered a case under IPC sections 381 (‘theft by a servant’), 405 (criminal breach of trust) and the Information Technology Act.

Further probe was on, the official said.

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