Burglars don't spare even Rashtrapati Bhavan

High-profile targets
Last Updated 06 September 2009, 19:07 IST

Wing Commander Vikram Dutta’s office, located near the health club of the presidential estate, was burgled on Wednesday and the thieves walked away with his computer, police officials said.

Patil is on a two-nation state visit to Russia and Tajikstan that began early last week.

Bizarre as it might seem, another set of burglars struck at the home of Bihar Rajya Sabha MP Ejaz Ali on Saturday.

Their target was neither cash nor jewellery, but bathroom fittings.

In the incident at Rashtrapati Bhavan, a case was registered on September 4 with police officials suspecting that the heist was the brainchild of an insider who also decamped with six dumb bells from the health club.

Tasmim Ahmed, caretaker of the health centre, had given the office keys to a Central Public Works Department employee who then returned it to him after draining out the rain water accumulated inside the centre on Wednesday night. When Ahmed arrived for duty the next day, he found the doors to the health centre open and some items missing from the Wing Commander’s room, the police said. “We have registered the case and investigating the matter.”

“It seems to be an insider’s job. Rashtrapati Bhavan authorities need to fix responsibility,” a senior police official said.

Security personnel posted at the health centre were being questioned.

MP’s house robbed

But the thieves who raided the house of Ejaz Ali had no intention to making a killing. They took off the bathroom fittings from the shower and taps.

The incident took place on Saturday afternoon when the personal staff of the JD(U) MP noticed that the bathroom fittings like washbasin and water pipes, among other items were missing from the 16 D, Feroz Shah Road residence, said the police. A search was on to trace the stolen items, they added.

(Published 06 September 2009, 19:06 IST)

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