Maha CID to investigate theft of Gandhi`s specs

Maharashtra CID will probe the disappearance of Mahatma Gandhi`s spectacles from Sevagram Asharam in Wardha district, police said on Tuesday.

Updated: Jun 14, 2011, 23:50 PM IST

Nagpur: Maharashtra CID will probe the
disappearance of Mahatma Gandhi`s spectacles from Sevagram
Asharam in Wardha district, police said on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan had last night said
that Additional Secretary (Home) would conduct a probe into
the issue but finally the state CID has been entrusted with
the job, they said.

The round specs, kept in a glass covered box along with
other personal belongings of the Father of the Nation at the
Ashram, about 80 kms near here, was found missing yesterday by
the Asharam management.

Though the specs are assumed to have been stolen by
unidentified persons sometime back, Asharam authorities lodged
a formal complaint with Wardha Police only after reports of
its theft surfaced yesterday.

PTI