JD(U) MP’s two jackfruits go missing, Delhi Police form special team to nab thieves

When a team of officers reached the spot, it was found that two jackfruits were missing from the tree, which had nine fruits.

By: Express News Service Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2014 7:11 pm

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It was a complaint of “theft” from the residence of an MP that made the Delhi Police form a team to investigate the crime. Soon after the complaint came in, police dispatched a team from its fingerprints bureau and one from its crime investigating department to Janata Dal United’s Rajya Sabha MP Mahendra Prasad’s Number 4, Tughlaq Road bungalow. On reaching the bungalow, they were directed to the garden. They were there to probe the case of two missing jackfruits.

A senior police officer said, “The MP’s personal assistant called the police station to report the theft. When a team of officers reached the spot, it was found that two jackfruits were missing from the tree, which had nine fruits. The MP reportedly noticed it in the morning and alerted his personal assistant who in turn informed police. Based on a complaint from his PA, we have registered a case of theft and are investigating the matter.”

More than 10 officers scoured the garden for clues that would lead them to the culprit(s). Fingerprints were lifted from the garden and the backyard to establish the path that thieves might have taken. “Close inspection of the crime spot and investigations led us to a trail of footprints. The footprints, measuring approximately six inches, appears to be those of children who may have jumped the fence to steal the fruit. But it raises serious questions about the security at the bungalow,” the officer said. “The fingerprints and footprints that were lifted from the spot have been sent to the forensics department for examination.”

The investigators have been asked to be on their toes to nab the accused. Till the forensic report comes out, investigators will be questioning security guards, servants and drivers. CCTV footage from outside the MP’s bungalow and his backyard will also be examined, police said.

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    Hari
    Jun 20, 2014 at 7:56 am
    Oh Great ! Jack Fruit thieves . What are they going to do after the culprits are caught? Treat them as terrorist ??
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      pramod
      Jun 20, 2014 at 2:56 am
      Height of misusing the national instruments. For two jack fruits this MP wants to spend lacks for investigations.
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        Venk
        Jun 20, 2014 at 7:58 am
        Why did the thief take all nine jackfruits?
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          Satya Paul
          Jun 20, 2014 at 8:27 am
          Simply great!
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            Fady Adam
            Jun 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm
            Hight of misusing the power -_-
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              Gopal
              Jun 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm
              is that 2 jackfruits or something else missed??
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                guptadkj
                Jun 20, 2014 at 8:22 am
                Is Delhi being ruled by Azam Khan?
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                  Pradeep
                  Jun 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm
                  This is India, and this is how power is being used across the country....
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                    Jaffer
                    Jun 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm
                    Disgusting...
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                      The Dark
                      Jun 20, 2014 at 9:50 am
                      May be for that flowers CBI inquiry might be conducted
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                        krishna
                        Jun 20, 2014 at 11:08 am
                        Minister stored some diamonds of worth million dollars in one of the Jack Fruit.....Hero(thief) knew this and stole them.....You guys don't watch movies kya ??
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                          tina
                          Jun 21, 2014 at 3:58 am
                          there are so many other important issue to deal with. what a waste of time and energy of police and investigation team. MP should realise how tough for people who are victim of theft and robbery of their hard earned money. these high profile people are so good in misuse of public instrument.
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                            mooo
                            Jun 20, 2014 at 10:14 am
                            HAHAHA....Funny!! though a serious question onthe securities appointed for safety at the MP's residence...Were theyasleep or took Some money to give the jackfruits away.
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                              Radheshyam.sharma
                              Jun 24, 2014 at 5:34 am
                              Because they were children. Even taking two, must have been a big task for them
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                                Radheshyam.sharma
                                Jun 24, 2014 at 5:34 am
                                There is no truth in the rumour that the Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has been informed and he has deputed an officer of RAW to go into the mystery.This is not the first time this has occurred. Earlier there was a news item that milk had been stolen from Lalu Yadav's cows by milking them in his absence, when he was the railway minister. Of course, that too was a rumour.
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                                  Rahul D
                                  Jun 20, 2014 at 8:42 am
                                  Wish it were faking news
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                                    Doc
                                    Jun 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm
                                    Abki Baar Modi Sarkar !
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                                      Ramnath Babu
                                      Jun 20, 2014 at 11:15 am
                                      Obviously transportation problem!!
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                                        rahul
                                        Jun 20, 2014 at 9:31 am
                                        wow..credible India..the police will run after 'jackfruit' thieves noww!! some day the MP may even complain of somebody stealing flowers in his backyard..the police will set up an investigation for that too..!!! applaudable..
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                                          Seriously
                                          Jun 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm
                                          So now we will arrest kids for this?Do we remember the old days of Bagichas and all that?
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                                            Simi
                                            Jun 21, 2014 at 6:27 am
                                            pathetic to say the least
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