Gold chain stolen from IAS officer's desk in Vidhana Soudha

Gold chain stolen from IAS officer's desk in Vidhana Soudha

An IAS officer has complained to police that his wife’s gold chain worth Rs 45,000 has been stolen from his office in the Vidhana Soudha.

Ritesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Finance (Expenditure), has made a complaint to the Vidhana Soudha police, stating that the gold chain was lifted from a drawer in his office
desk, which he doesn’t usually lock.

He said his wife gave him the chain on January 9, 2017, for repair as it was broken. He took the chain and kept it in the drawer but forgot to visit the jeweller.

His wife reminded him about the chain on January 23. When he checked the drawer, the chain was missing. He searched for it in the office but in vain. He filed the complaint on February 9, 2017.

Singh told the police that he didn’t suspect his staff. Police have not launched an investigation into the matter in view of the ongoing legislature session.

Rs 7.9-cr red sanders seized

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) has seized Rs 7.9 crore worth of red sanders by raiding a woodwork godown in the city.

CCB sleuths raided Jai Hanuman Woodworks on FCI Godown Road in Dooravani Nagar and arrested a man named Hasmukh. Two other suspects managed to escape. The seized red sanders weighs 4.40 tonnes. Red sanders grow in the forests of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and have a large international market. The precious wood is used in the manufacture of medicines, for blending liquor and idol-making.

‘Cellphone thieves’ held

The KG Nagar police have arrested two men and seized 23 stolen mobile phones worth |
Rs 1.40 lakh from them.

Prakash, 25, and Ravi Kumar, 32, both from Cottonpet, are suspected to have stolen the phones in densely populated areas such as Chickpet, City Market, Kalasipalyam, Gandhinagar and Cottonpet. A local court has remanded them in judicial custody.

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