Burglars broke into the residence of a BJP MLA in Mandsaur and decamped with Rs 20-25 lakh cash and 50-gram gold, police said on Thursday.
At the time of incident there was no one inside the house, located close to the government district hospital, as the legislator Yashpal Singh Sisodia had gone to Indore for some personal work.
“I and my wife went to Indore for some work. There was no one in the house and taking advantage of the situation unidentified thieves decamped with nearly Rs 20-25 lakh cash and five tola (50 gramme) gold,” Sisodia said on Thursday.
Superintendent of police (SP), Mandsaur, Manoj Sharma reached the spot to enquire about the incident.
Sisodia suspected that the theft was carried out by someone who was aware about the house as only those two rooms were touched where the cash was kept and the thieves did not even touch other two rooms.
“It appears that they have used duplicate keys to open the almirah and its locker to decamp with the booty,” he said.
Confirmed that the thieves decamped with Rs 20-25 lakh cash and five tola gold, he said, “(However) they did not take away jewellery worth Rs 2-3 lakh lying in the same almirah.”
Further probe was on, he said.