House of ex-DGQA, among three places robbed in Pune
The house of Karipal Joseph Thomas, 63, former Director General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) at Controllerate of Quality Assurance run by the Ministry of Defence, was broken into during broad daylight.Updated: Feb 02, 2018 16:48 IST
Three houses in the city were robbed by thieves on Wednesday. The thefts were reported from Pimple Nilakh in Sanghvi, Subhashnagar in Vishrantwadi and Dhayari at Sinhagad road.The house of Karipal Joseph Thomas, 63, former Director General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) at Controllerate of Quality Assurance run by the Ministry of Defence, was broken into during broad daylight. Gold jewellery and cash, collectively worth ₹24,58,715 were stolen from his house, according to the Sanghvi police.
"The latch on the metal door near the kitchen was broken. One cupboard in the bedroom and three other cupboard in the house were ransacked. Clothes were lying around when I came home," said Thomas.
A case under Sections 454 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at the Sanghvi police station against unidentified thief/thieves. The case is being investigated by assistant police inspector VB Nanavare of Sanghvi police station. “Further investigation is on,” is all API Nanavare said, when asked about the police’s next step.
While Thomas's house was a bungalow, an apartment in Pranayraj Heritage in Subhashnagar, Vishrantwadi was broken into during the same time. The lock on the main door of the house, owned by Prashant Tambe, 38, was broken. Gold jewellery worth ₹11,88,600 was stolen from the locker in the cupboard located in the bedroom of the house.
A case under Sections 454, 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at the Vishrantwadi police station. The will be investigated by police inspector (crime) Dilip Shinde of Vishrantwadi police station.
In Dhayari, like Pimple Nilakh, an independent house was broken into between 11:30 am and 8:30pm on Wednesday. The window near the kitchen door of a row house in Nisarg Phase 2 in Limayenagar region of Dhayari was cut in order to enter the house. the resident of the row house, Tejas Mithapelli, 31, submitted in his complaint at the Sinhagad road police that ₹10,000 in cash and jewellery worth ₹6,65,000 was stolen from the cupboard on the ground floor and first floor of the house each.
A case under Sections 454, 457 and 380 of IPC was registered at the Sinhagad road police station. Senior police officer of the police station, Vishnu Jgatap will be investigating the case.