Deputy CAG's house burgled and ransacked

Deputy CAG's house burgled and ransacked

Incident occurred when officer was on a trip with family

The house of a Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General was burgled and ransacked when the 57-year-old was on a trip to Shimla with her family.

The incident came to the fore when Central Revenue Audit officer K Ganga returned to the Bapa Nagar house in south Delhi late on Sunday. A case was filed with Tilak Marg police station on Monday.

Ganga and her family members had left for Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district at 7 am on May 12. “The complainant’s peon Sanjay Singh was at the house and he also had the keys of the house,” said a police officer.

Singh, however, went to his house in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district on May 13. Ganga told the police that Singh had informed her about his trip well in advance.
Ganga returned home at around 10.30 pm on Sunday. “She was shocked to find the broken lock of the main door,” the officer added. The house was ransacked, and the locks of several briefcases were also found broken.
The rear door of the house was locked from outside, but the grill of a window was damaged. A call was made to the police control room at around 1.30 am on Monday.  
On the basis of Ganga’s complaint, an FIR under sections 380 (theft in dwelling house) and 457 (lurking house-trespass) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered with Tilak Marg police station.

Ganga stated that some gold jewellery and silverware were missing. A crime team has inspected the house and also analysed the CCTV footage, but no arrest has been made so far.

Crime rate up in summer
The police said that summer months are peak time for burglaries as Delhiites leave for outstation trips to avoid the heat. According to police, crime rates increase approximately 10 % in May, June and July. Over 2,500 cases of house theft have been filed in the first four months of this year.