Two unidentified people allegedly stole jewellery worth Rs 1.25 lakh from a jewellery shop in Kalka on Tuesday. The owner identified as Jagannath Verma in his complaint said that two accused, aged around 35 years, had visited the shop Monday morning to purchase gold rings.
“They sat for a while and I showed them few jewellery items, but they did not like it and said they would come back later. They took my mobile number as well. After an hour, I received a call on my phone that one of my neighbours had met with an accident,” said Verma.
Verma told the police, that he closed the shop and went to meet his neighbour,only to find that the call was a hoax. “He said the two people who visited his shop had stolen the jewellery items from the shop. The lock of the shop was also found broken. We have registered a case and started the investigation,” said Inspector Harjiner Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), Kalka Police Station.
A case under Section 454 (trespassing), 380 (theft) was registered on Tuesday, a day after the incident took place. “Based on the complaint, we have started the investigation,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Anil Dhawan.