Hours before an IPS officer was to move into his newly allotted residence in Lutyens’ zone, burglars allegedly broke in and decamped with jewellery worth around Rs 15 lakh and other valuable items he had kept in the house, said sources.
The burglars also took away digital video recorders of CCTVs that Delhi Police ACP Surendra Choudhary had installed in the house on Pandara Road, the sources added. The burglary in the area, where the residences of senior bureaucrats are located, has triggered a flurry of talk in the police establishment.
Jatin Narwal, DCP (New Delhi district) said, “We have registered a case (at Tilak Marg police station) and investigation is on.”
Choudhary, a 2013-batch officer, was earlier staying at the gazetted officers’ mess in Daryaganj and was recently allotted a Type-IV flat in Pandara Road, said sources.
On July 18, Choudhary had shifted some of his luggage, including his wife’s jewellery and his certificates to the house, the sources added. “He was to move in the next day with his family. However, the burglars struck,” said the sources.
An officer said, “Security guards, drivers working in nearby houses and others in the vicinity are being questioned.”