Former Aam Aadmi Party MLA from north west Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh, Bandana Kumari’s house was robbed on Tuesday night. Thieves escaped with jewellery and cash and cheques worth more than Rs 20 lakh. The amount included funds raised by the AAP during its recent fundraisers.
The incident came to light on Tuesday night at around 11pm when Kumari reached her residence.
She found the door of her house broken and the house completely ransacked.
The former AAP MLA, according to police, was attending a meeting at the time of the robbery.
Her husband had gone to pick up their son from coaching classes.
Apart from the party funds amounting to almost Rs 4 lakh, the thieves decamped with Rs 1 lakh from the MLA’s personal savings as well as her jewellery.
They also stole more than a dozen cheques, in favour of the AAP as donations from its supporters and volunteers.
“The thieves broke open three locks to enter the house. Most of the stolen money included the party’s fund collected recently over a fund-raising dinner. The party is really saddened by the incident as its hard earned money has been robbed,” said one of the party volunteers.
Police officials said a case of theft had been registered at Shalimar Bagh police station and further investigations were under way.
“The chances of a volunteer stealing the money is very unlikely but if so then serious action will be taken by the party. Nearly Rs 12 lakh in cheques and Rs 5 lakh in cash was stolen. The money was raised through our fundraisers,” said an AAP spokesperson.