Drug addict, juvenile arrested for church burglary

A youth and his juvenile accomplice were arrested in connection with the theft at a church in Maidan Garhi area of south Delhi on October 9.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 17, 2013, 21:10 PM IST

New Delhi: A youth and his juvenile accomplice were arrested in connection with the theft at a church in Maidan Garhi area of south Delhi on October 9.

20-year-old Ajju was arrested from a de-addcition centre in Jaunapur here and at his instance, the juvenile was apprehended from Maidan Garhi in south Delhi.

On October 9, some persons had allegedly barged into a church in Neb Sarai and decamped with valuables, before vandalising the properties inside it.

They had stolen valuable items like gold and silver-plated cross, brass lamps, thuribles and chalis sets estimated to be worth around Rs 5 lakh.

"The two disclosed that they had committed several other thefts during last few months in the area of Neb Sarai, Saket, Sangam Vihar and Mehrauli," said B S Jaiswal, DCP (South District).

At their instance, three stolen candle-stands and three brass lamps were recovered from their houses.

Efforts are being made to arrest the remaining accused persons and scrap dealer Babu, who had bought these stolen items.