Both the Indian Consulate and the local police have informed the State Department and the relevant federal authorities so that these passports are not misused, a media report said.
At least 70 Indian passports were stolen from BLS International's San Francisco Office, in late November last year, an Indian-American publication India West reported.
The San Francisco Police Department began investigating the case on December 2, 2013. According to the investigating officer, a BLS employee told the police that the passports, along with cash and checks, were taken from a locked safe.
The Indian Consulate in San Francisco has cancelled the stolen passports.
The cancelled passports cannot be used for fraudulent travel, as they are machine-readable and verified through a system that is used throughout the world, the newspaper quoted a consulate official as saying.