Cash, jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh stolen

The city cops fail to hit upon any clue about the thieves

BHOPAL: The state capital has become a haven for burglars who strike at will and the cops remain clueless while the citizens are spending sleepless nights.

Cash, jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh stolen

Barely 24 hours after the theft incident at retired BHEL officer’s house in Piplani, the thieves struck again at a BHEL technician’s house and made off with cash and jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh in the same police area. The incident created terror among the locals. A technician at BHEL, Avnish Saxena lives in Santoshi Vihar area at Narela Shankari. On Monday, evening at 7pm he had gone to a relative’s house with his family members.

The thieves broke into the house after breaking the latch of the front door.They break the almirah too and escaped with Rs 15,000 and gold and silver jewelry worth Rs 10 lakh. Saxena informed the Piplani police about the incident the same night. A case was registered against some unidentified thieves on Saxena’s complaint.

The thieves had escaped with cash, jewellery and other valuables from a retired BHEL official Meffuz Khan’s house in Nizamuddin Colony on Sunday night. Khan had gone to Ganjbasoda to attend a wedding with his family on Sunday. They found the door broken when they returned on Monday morning. Some residents of Piplani alleged that anti- social elements roam in the area after dusk. The police did not patrol some areas of after complaints.

There were several incidents of theft in Piplani area in the past but the police have not able to nab the thieves. Similarly, thieves escaped with cash jewellery worth Rs 30 lakh from Onetree Hill area of the city on Sunday and the police failed to hit upon any clue.

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