Jewellery worth Rs 1.4 lakhstolen from CM’s neighbour

Posing as BWSSB employees, two men visited a house in JP Nagar 3rd Phase and made away with gold ornaments by diverting the owner’s attention. (Image for representation)

Posing as BWSSB employees, two men visited a house in JP Nagar 3rd Phase and made away with gold ornaments by diverting the owner’s attention.

The house was just across from H D Kumaraswamy’s residence, and the police have taken CCTV footage from the chief minister’s quarters to trace the criminals.

S V Subbanna (85), an advocate, told the police in his complaint that the two men visited his house on Wednesday about 12.30 pm, saying they were from BWSSB and wanted to check the Underground Drainage (UGD) connection.

While one man led Subbanna towards the water sump, the other man entered the house and took away a gold chain and bangles worth Rs 1.4 lakh.

When the duo fled in a hurry, Subbanna noticed the open wardrobe and found that the jewelry missing. “I was alone at home and allowed the men in since they said they are from BWSSB,” he told the police.

The police said they have obtained the CCTV footage to identify the accused.

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