The Telegraph
Thursday , January 9 , 2014
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Office burgled, police cry foul

Burglars allegedly decamped with cash, equipment and consignment worth over Rs 2 lakh from office of a transport firm on Slag Road in Sitaramdera police station area in the small hours of Wednesday.

Manager of the firm, Parcel Service, Sanjay Tiwary filed an FIR of burglary against unknown persons. Police, however, expressed doubts about the authenticity of the manager’s claims.

According to the FIR, the burglars have taken away Rs 35,000 in cash and a modem from the office. Consignment of clothes and electronic items have also gone missing from the adjoining godown of the transport firm.

Tiwary claimed that around 5am on Wednesday, he received a call from Sushil Sinha, owner of the building that houses the office-cum-godown. Sinha informed him that shutters of the two facilities were partially lifted.

“I rushed to the spot to find the locks of the office and godown broken. A sum of Rs 35,000 that I had kept in the cash box was missing along with the modem. Two bundles of clothes and a packet of electronic items were also gone from the godown,” Tiwary told The Telegraph.

But, police suspect foul play behind the complaint.

Officer-in-charge of Sitaramdera police station Deepak Kumar said: “How could a gang of burglars commit the crime when a patrolling party kept vigil in the area throughout the night? The manager must have fabricated the story,” Kumar told The Telegraph.

The officer-in-charge further said that he visited the scene of the alleged burglary and was not convinced with the scenario. “No one would dare to break locks, as there were residential houses close to the office,” he added.

On the other hand, Tiwary said police could probe the matter and verify the truth behind his claims.

The manager added that four months back, criminals had stolen five cartons of consignment from a stationary truck of the transport firm.

“As the amount of stolen goods was negligible that time, we did not inform police then,” he added.

Ornaments stolen

Criminals decamped with gold and silver ornaments worth over Rs 1.5 lakh from the residence of one Jogendra Mukhi on Lohit Road in Kadma early on Wednesday. According to the FIR, the theft took place when the family members were asleep.