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Burglars strike again in Gurgaon

delhi Updated: Mar 10, 2010 23:40 IST
HT Correspondent

Four days after residents of Sector 15 woke up to smashed windowpanes of 18 cars and missing music systems on Sunday, a house in this posh locality was burgled in the dead of the night on Tuesday.

The criminals struck without any fear of law enforcement agencies.

The victim's neighbour is a joint commissioner of police whose house is always guarded by police personnel.

The VVIP locality has houses of MLAs, senior IAS officials and bureaucrats, retired and serving defence and police personnel.

The burglary took place in the house belonging to G.P. Sangal, a retired senior officials of Central Government, in Sector 15. His neighbour is Gurgaon's Joint Commissioner of Police Alok Mittal.

“My immediate neighbour happens to be a retired admiral (636-B), next is a vacant plot and then the next house is of JCP Alok Mittal (636-D),” Sangal said.

He said the incident took place sometime in the late night hours when the burglars gained access into the drawing room at the ground floor by yanking out a bar from the window grill.

“Not even my grandson, who was awake till late night preparing for his class XII examinations, got an inkling of the presence of the burglars. They broke open the metal almirah and the safety case with some blunt object and fled with silver ornaments, idols and coins worth Rs one lakh,” Sangal added.

When contacted, the JCP Mittal said was away to Hyderabad for a training programme since the last three days and had no knowledge of the burglary.

The SHO of Sector 15, Devender Singh, was also not available for comments.

Sangal suspected the involvement of workers from an under-construction house next to his plot.