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Thieves make moolah as power goes on blink

THIEVES STRUCK at two different places in Naubasta and fled with booty worth lakhs. Ironically, in both the incidents, the thieves made the utmost use of indefinite power rostering at night by KESCo

india Updated: May 29, 2006 01:09 IST

THIEVES STRUCK at two different places in Naubasta and fled with booty worth lakhs. Ironically, in both the incidents, the thieves made the utmost use of indefinite power rostering at night by KESCo.

The thieves first struck at the house of Ram Prakash Gupta, a resident of 127/510 W block in Keshav Puram under Naubasta police station. The Gupta family is spending the summer vacation in Uttaranchal and the keys of the house were with Gupta’s brother-in-law Santosh Kumar Gupta, who lives in Bakarganj. In the absence of Ram Prakash Gupta, Santosh had been sleeping at Ram Prakash’s house at night.

On Saturday night, Santosh came to sleep at Ram Prakash’s house. Around 1 am the electricity supply went off and when the power supply was not restored even after two hours, he went back to his house in Bakarganj to get  sound sleep.

Next morning, when Santosh came to the Gupta residence, he was stunned as all rooms and almirahs in the house were opened and the things were scattered all around.

Santosh immediately informed the Naubasta police about the theft. Though Santosh claimed that jewellery and cash worth Rs 2 lakh were missing, the police are waiting for the return of Ram Prakash Gupta to know the exact nature of the stolen cash and valuables.

In a similar incident. thieves stole Rs 2,000 and other valuable items from a PCO –cum-grocery shop at W block in Keshav Nagar under Naubasta police station on Saturday night.

According to information, owner Sunil Kumar Sachan had closed his shop at 8 pm due to power cut and had gone to his house on the first floor of the shop.
On Sunday morning, when he came down to his shop, he discovered that the shop’s shutter was cut and all things kept in the shop, including invertor, battery, ceiling fan and four telephones besides Rs 2000 were missing.
Sunil has registered a complaint at Naubasta police station.