Man caught trying to steal seals, letterheads from DC's office

The staff of the deputy commissioner’s office of Bengaluru Urban caught a 30-year-old man who was trying to flee with a box of seals, letterheads and envelopes on Tuesday evening.

The suspect, Syed Abdul, told the police he had come to the DC’s office with files pertaining to Anekal, South, East, Yelahanka and Kanakapura to meet DC V Shankar.

Since Shankar was away, he said he would wait for his return. After waiting for a while, Abdul stole a box of seals along with official envelopes and letterheads from the office and began to flee. The staff raised an alarm and caught him after a chase. He was later handed over to Halasuru Gate police.

The police found several documents in his possession. Abdul apparently told the police that he was running from pillar to post to meet the DC to get his work done, but in vain and confessed that he stole the seals out of desperation.

However, the office staff suspect that Abdul was working for a builder and he came to the DC's office at his behest to steal seals and letterheads to fabricate and facilitate approval of documents. The police have registered a case, taken him into custody and are investigating.

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