Theft at Bombay HC judge’s residence: House help arrested
During interrogation, the accused, Deepa Tulve, who is a house help, admitted to have committed theft at the judge’s house.Updated: Jan 16, 2018 00:35 IST
City crime branch officials, on Saturday, arrested a 25-year-old woman for allegedly stealing valuables from the residence of a high court judge in Cuffe Parade.
During interrogation, the accused, Deepa Tulve, who is a house help, admitted to have committed theft at the judge’s house in Sagar building on General Jagannath Bhosale Marg, Cuffe Parade in the past as well. The police have registered two FIRs against her.
As per the police, on January 7, Riya Jagtap, another house help at the judge’s residence, complained that her purse was stolen and the accused had withdrawn Rs6,000 using her ATM card. Senior brass of the police pressed on crime branch officials to probe the case as the theft was at a high court judge’s residence.
“She was booked under sections 380, 419, and 420 of Indian Penal Code and 66C of Information Technology Act,” a crime branch officer said. The police were informed that some other valuables had gone missing from the house in the past and Tulve admitted that she had also stolen gold-made padukas (god’s feet) from the judge’s house, a source said.
Tulve is in police custody till January 17. No recovery has been made yet.
First Published: Jan 16, 2018 00:34 IST