Rs 3-crore jewellery heist in Delhi's posh colony

Rs 3-crore jewellery heist in Delhi's posh colony

Rs 3-crore jewellery heist in Delhi's posh colony

 In one of the biggest heists of recent times, burglars took away  jewellery worth Rs 3 crore and Rs 60,000 cash from a house in south Delhi’s posh Anand Lok area.

Tanmay Seth, 32, was out to attend a wedding on Sunday night with his wife when the heist took place. “He went out for a wedding with his wife on Sunday night at around 9.15 and returned home at 3.45 in the morning,” said the police.

On returning home, Seth found his bedroom ransacked. The cupboard was open and the cash and jewellery were missing. Seth has agricultural business in Tamil Nadu. His wife is daughter of a Jet Airways Vice President.

Seth told Defence  Colony police that he left one of the window panels open and found the main door unbolted when he returned. The window and the door did not show any signs of forced entry. The two domestic helps were asleep at the back of the house when the burglary took place.

“No CCTV cameras were installed in the house. Nor was  there any eyewitness. So it is hard to tell how many burglars entered the place or the method they adopted,” the police said.

The two-storey bungalow faces the busy main road. Seth told reporters that he is still computing the value of the missing jewels. Neighbours who rarely interacted with the Seths were shaken by the incident.

“Anand Lok is home to Delhi’s most affluent class,” said Shruti Goenka, a fashion designer living just two houses away and involved in residence welfare activities in the 105-house colony.

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