No clue about TV stolen from police HQ

No clue about TV stolen from police HQ

The theft took place on Apr 3 at conference hall on 7th floor

More than two months after the theft of a 22-inch flat screen LED television from the DG&IGP’s office, the headquarters of the state police on Nrupatunga Road, the jurisdictional police are still groping in the dark to trace the culprits.

The television set disappeared from the conference room on the seventh floor of the office on April 3. A complaint was lodged with the Halasuru Gate police the next day.

A senior police official said that they have formed an exclusive four-member squad with an assistant sub-inspector, a head constable and two constables who are working on the case. The investigation so far has not yielded any clues. Statements have been taken from nearly 30 to 40 people.

“We have begun taking the fingerprints of the suspected staff who were present at the DG&IGP’s office on April 3 when the television set went missing. The fingerprints will be sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory to see if any of them match with the fingerprints that were retrieved from the conference room by investigating officials after the case was registered,” the official said.

“We have already looked through the CCTV footage of jeeps, cars and other police vehicles that came in and went out of the police headquarters on that day, but nothing conclusive has been found,” the official added.

The Halasuru Gate police seem to lack the time to investigate crime cases as most of their personnel are deputed on security duty. “Every single day, we have at least two to three security duties and find no time to investigate criminal cases,” said a source from the police station.

A few senior officials at the DG&IGP’s office believed the television would somehow reappear at the police headquarters after the theft was reported in the media. However, the police have not yet found any clue about the television.

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