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Computers stolen from Sachivalaya, police suspect insider’s role

The police said the department officials suspect the hand of an insider.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: June 17, 2015 12:55 am

Three computers were allegedly robbed from salaries and accounts department of the Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar four days ago, a complaint of which was registered on Monday.

An employee from the accounts department, Harshad Govind Patel registered a complaint with Sector 7 police station in Gandhinagar.

The incident happened anytime between June 11 after the office closed and June 12 morning when the office opened. The department is located in block no 12 of the old Sachivalaya building.

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The police said the department officials suspect the hand of an insider. The employees found the computers missing when the office opened on Tuesday morning. However there was no attempt to break the door open or break the lock to enter the premises. Inspector N P Monpara said, “The computers had been stolen before the office opened on Tuesday. Till Monday night the items were intact. One of the employees registered the complaint. We are taking statements of all who work there”.

Monpara added that the police and FSL officials checked the office and found that no force was applied to the door or lock to open. It is suspected that the robber opened the office, stole the computers and locked it.

Harshad Patel, complainant said, “We registered the complaint late because the office was shut for two days over the weekend. We have not claimed that there could be an insider who robbed anywhere in our complaint. It must be the police’s suspicion. We want a fair investigation”. The police stated that the three computers, keyboards and mouse were worth Rs. 20,000. The police have registered a case of robbery and begun investigation.

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