Thieves burgled the house of retired Punjab’s additional director general of police (ADGP) Gurdial Singh in Sector 6 here on Wednesday night. Interestingly, Singh and his wife were in the house when the thieves struck and fled away with an LCD television.
Talking to HT, Singh said that at 4 am he received a call from his tenant on the first floor that four men had been trying to enter the house. He checked and found an LCD television worth around `40,000 missing from one of the rooms. “I called up the police. A sub-inspector came but he was alone. He continued to call up his colleagues but no one turned up till 5 am. Had they come early, some search of miscreants could have been carried out,” said Singh.
“When I asked about PCR vehicle, the sub inspector told me that it had broken down,” he added. “There is no patrolling of police in the area. The thieves have no fear. They are roaming freely in Sector 6,” he said.
Thieves dodge guard, CCTV cameras
In another burglary in Sector 6 on Wednesday night, thieves targeted the house of a businessman, Vinod Mittal. The family was sleeping inside. The theft took place despite the fact that there was a guard outside. The house is also under CCTV surveillance, but thieves managed to dodge them too. They entered from their neighbour’s house, removed the grill of a window and entered Mittal’s house. They took away LCD and broke open a cupboard and stole the valuables. Then they went up to the first floor and broke open a number of cupboards. “The quantum of theft is around `2 lakh,” said Mittal.
A theft of cylinders had also taken place from a house in Sector 6 on Tuesday night, when a thieve came in a sedan and took away cylinders from the house of Ashutosh Chopra. The whole incident has been recorded in a CCTV camera.
“We have registered the cases under section 457 (for house trespass) and section 380 (for theft) of the Indian Penal Code and investigations are on,” said Sector 5 SHO inspector Baljeet Singh.