Thieves on Thursday night broke into lawyers’ chambers at the district court premises and decamped with goods worth R2 lakh. The victim, Ravi Bansal, an advocate, came to know about the incident only on Friday morning when he went to the court for work. His chambers — number 23 and 24 — were found ransacked.
“I locked my chambers at 6:30pm before leaving for home. When I returned on Friday morning, I was shocked to see the locks broken,” Bansal said. “My laptop, LCD TV, computer monitor and inverter were missing,” the advocate added.
“The goods were taken away from the back window of the chamber. A ladder was also kept near the window. As my chamber is on the ground floor, it was easy to steal the items,” he further said.
The chamber is situated next to the mini-secretariat and a PCR van is usually stationed at Ramada Hotel, which is just a stone’s throw away.
Bansal said he lost “very valuable data” that he and his associates had collected and stored over the years in their laptops.
A case of theft was registered at Khandsa police station.