Police accused of inaction
GOLD IS said to have a blinding effect and thieves blinded by the yellow aura stole physical mementos of pride in the form of medals awarded by Guinness Book of World Records for making a world record in limbo skating to a person who brought glory to the City from his house recently.india Updated: Apr 10, 2006 14:50 IST
GOLD IS said to have a blinding effect and thieves blinded by the yellow aura stole physical mementos of pride in the form of medals awarded by Guinness Book of World Records for making a world record in limbo skating to a person who brought glory to the City from his house recently.
According to a complaint lodged with the Rajendra Nagar police by Mahesh Purohit father of the Guinness record holder Amitesh Purohit, thieves broke into his house on March 31 when his family was away celebrating ‘Gudi Padwa’.
Apart from jewellery and cash the thieves decamped with his son’s medals.
Amitesh had won a gold medal in limbo skating. The medal was awarded to him in 1991 when he was just nine-years old.
Apart from one gold and two silver medals having ‘Guinness World Record, Korea’ along with the Guinness mono inscribed on them other medals and honours bestowed on him in the country were also stolen.
The other artifacts of importance associated with the achievement of this record-breaking feat included the ‘Indore ke navratan samman’ awarded by the then President Shankar Dayal Sharma.
Mahesh Purohit in a letter written to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Adarsh Katiyar yesterday alleged inaction on the part of the police.
He complained that the police had not taken the matter seriously although it concerned the honour of the nation and City.
The police had taken 12 hours to file the First Information Report (FIR) and had not been able to make any headway in the matter even after so many days.
Expressing agony he said that achievements were soon forgotten in this country where Government officials were engaged in serving their political masters.
He added that the Rs 5,000 cash and jewellery items stolen along with the medals did not count for much and all he needed was the return of the embodiments of his son’s achievement and the glory of the nation in the form of medals.