Indore: Betma Gurdwara Charan Paduka Sahib was targeted by some thieves on Tuesday night. The miscreants took away Rs 25,000 and some other goods by breaking two donation boxes kept there. It is second such incident within a span of six months in this holy place of Sikhs . When the priest, Granthi Harmel Singh, reached the Gurdwara at 4 am, he saw the lock of main gate broken.
He informed police, who reached there with dog squad and forensic team. They inspected the spot minutely. As per preliminary inquiry, the thieves entered the shrine by breaking the lock of main gate. First of all, they turned the faces of the CCTV camera installed inside. Then they reached Diwan- hall on the upper floor and broke open the locks of two donation boxes and stole Rs. 25,000 from both the boxes.
Then they entered a nearby room and took away computer in which the footages of CCTV camera were recorded along- with battery and LCD. They also broke the lock of cup- board of this room but found only clothes in it. The thieves also took away the broken locks with them.
It is worth reminding that, on June 26, 2013; also a theft had occurred from the donation- box of ‘ Langar hall’. At that time, police had resolved the case and arrested two ‘ Sewadars’ of ‘ Langar’ Sandeep son of Gurubachan Singh and Darbarsingh son of Roopsingh.
According to sources; at present, these two accused are on bail.As per information given by sources, during investigation the forensic team found finger prints of the thieves on the glasses and also found signs of footwares on the carpet spread on the floor of Diwan- hall.
Besides, the dogs of dogsquad went from Gurdwara to the newly constructed By- pass Road and stopped there. So, police has got some clues and investigating further.