Thieves strike at four places
THEFTS WERE reported from four places of the City including a Jain temple Saturday night. Jain temples have become the easy targets for thieves as many thefts have occurred in Jain temples in the recent past.india Updated: Sep 12, 2006 19:03 IST
THEFTS WERE reported from four places of the City including a Jain temple Saturday night. Jain temples have become the easy targets for thieves as many thefts have occurred in Jain temples in the recent past.
Unlike the previous incidents of thefts where the precious ‘ashtdhatu’ idols were stolen, the thieves this time decamped with religious and other artefacts of monetary worth. The theft occurred at Parshvnath Digamber Jain Mandir located in Scheme Number-78 Saturday night.
When caretaker Anil Jain opened the gates to the sanctum sanctorum of the temple today morning, he found the theft. The inside had been ransacked.
A gas cylinder, an amplifier, a deck and a tape, a harmonium and other goods worth about Rs 5,000 were missing. The donation box was also found missing. However, the idols and ‘chhatra’ were found intact. A complaint has been lodged in this regard with the Lasudia police.
A burglary occurred at the house of Ranjit Singh Rana in Sangam Nagar area when the family was away Saturday night.
The thieves broke open the almirah and stole cash and jewellery including two necklaces, four gold bangles, a gold chain, a pair of gold tops and other articles worth about Rs 20,000. The police are investigating the burglary from all angles.
Another incident of theft occurred at the house of BR Parikh in Anup Nagar area. Parikh was away from home for a short while and in his absence the thieves took away the valuables from the house.
According to sources, Parikh went out of his house at 9 pm with his family to hotel Shreemaya to celebrate the weekend and when he returned by 11 pm he found his house burgled. The MIG police have registered a case of theft against unidentified accused.
The Aerodrome police registered a case of theft, which occurred in the shop of Mahendra Prasad in Shraddhasree Colony. The thieves broke open the shutter and decamped with cosmetic, grocery items and cash.