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Indian robbed of valuables worth Rs 1 cr

An Indian jeweller has been robbed of valuables worth Rs one crore, which he had brought to Kuala Lumpur to exhibit.

world Updated: Aug 13, 2007 16:11 IST

An Indian jeweller was robbed of valuables worth Rs one crore he had brought to Kuala Lumpur to exhibit, in a heist at a five-star hotel where he was staying.

Sanjay Kumar, a jeweller from Delhi, had packed all the ornaments in his hotel room after returning from the exhibition last night.

When he returned after dinner, the security guard informed him that his room had been broken into and the jewellery was missing.

"All my life savings had gone," a visibly-shocked Kumar told PTI on Monday.

He said the robbers took away jewellery worth at least $350,000 besides some cheques of the ornaments sold, a few thousand Malaysian ringgit and his passport.

"The hotel claims it has at least 70 cameras but the hotel security has no clue how it could have happened," Kumar said, adding that the robbery had been discovered by some guards who were doing the rounds of corridors.

The jeweller said he had stayed at the hotel many times earlier too.

Since he always used to stay at five-star hotels, Kumar said, he had not bothered about taking insurance for the jewellery as he was confident about the security at such places.

"I never thought five-star hotels would have such security problems," he said.

Kumar has lodged an FIR with the local police and also intimated the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur . "It could be an inside job, it could be some gang which could have entered the hotel as guests, I have no idea," the distraught Kumar said.