Two thefts reported in Chandigarh
Two thefts were reported from Chandigarh on Friday, police said.
In the first case, Ramesh Chander, a resident of EWS Colony, Dhanas, said ₹ 15,000, a ceiling fan and some documents were stolen from his house.
Chander is employed with Punjab Police and posted in Jalandhar. He owns a house in the city and visits occasionally.
In his complaint, he told police that unidentified persons entered his house by breaking the backside window pane on Wednesday. A case has been registered under Sections 380 (Theft in dwelling house) and 457 (lurking house-trespass by night, or house-breaking by night, in order to the committing of any offence punishable with imprisonment) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sarangpur police station.
Another theft was reported by Balinder Kumar, a resident of Sector 20, Chandigarh. Kumar is a junior engineer in the Chandigarh electrical department. He said a copper transformer was stolen from the traffic light in Sector 21/22, Chandigarh, on May 30. A case has been registered under Section 379 (theft) of IPC at police station 19, Chandigarh.
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