Theft at President`s Estate, Rajya Sabha MP house
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 06, 2009, 23:27
  
New Delhi: The office of President Pratibha Patil's Officer on Special Duty was burgled in the high-security Rashtrapati Bhavan complex.

The office of Wing Commander Vikram Dutta, which is located in the health club of the Presidential Estate, was burgled on Wednesday and the thieves walked away with his computer, police officials said.

While a case was registered on September four, police officials believed that the job was that of an insider who has also walked away with six dumbbells from the health club.

Tasmim Ahmed, caretaker of the health centre, had given the office keys to a CPWD employee who had then returned it to him after clearing the rain water accumulated inside the centre on Wednesday night, they said.

But when Ahmed came on duty the next day he found the doors of the health centre open and some items missing from the Wing Commander's room, police said.

"We have registered the case and investigating the matter. It seems to be an insider's job. Authorities need to fix the responsibility," a senior police official said. Security personnel posted at the health centre were being questioned by the police, he said.

Theft at RS MP house

Meanwhile, thieves struck at the residence of Rajya Sabha member from Bihar Ejaz Ali here and decamped with bathroom fittings.

The incident took place yesterday afternoon when the personal staff of JD(U) MP noticed that the bathroom fittings like wash basin and water pipes among others were missing from the 16 D Feroz Shah Road house, police said, adding a case has been registered in this regard.

"The house is undergoing renovation and was vacant. Thieves have taken away small items. We are investigating the matter," a senior police official said.

Ali was out of Delhi when the incident occurred.

Bureau Report


First Published: Sunday, September 06, 2009, 23:27


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