Pune: Former president Pratibha Patil’s relative’s house in Pune was broken in by burglars and cash worth Rs 2.5 lakh was stolen from the house. Relatives of Patil were in Delhi. Police are trying to nab burglars based on the clues they got from people in the housing society.
Shankar Awatade, police inspector, Nigdi, said, “The house of Chandralekha Narsimha Patil in Pooja Classics, Bijalinagar in Nigdi was broken in between June 30 to July 14. The family had gone to Delhi and the house was locked. Burglars had broken the lock of the main door and stolen Rs 2.5 lakh cash from a cupboard. Burglars did not steal golden ornaments that were in the cupboard. Chandralekha Patil is a relative of the former president of India Pratibha Patil.”
He added, “Ashok Thakur, relatives of Chandralekha Patil, has lodged a complaint against unknown persons for the robbery under Indian Penal Code 392 for robbery. We are searching for clues to nab the culprits.” He said, “A woman security guard who was on duty on Thursday observed that the doors of this apartment were open and she raised an alarm.”