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In one of the biggest house burglaries in the national capital, thieves decamped with valuables including diamond jewellery worth Rs three crore and Rs 60,000 cash from a bungalow in Defence Colony area in south Delhi, police said today. The burglary was reported from the bungalow of one Tanmay Seth in the posh Anand Lok residential area in Defence Colony on Sunday night, said a senior police officer.
The family of Tanmay, son-in-law of Jet Airways vice president (security) Avneet Singh, had gone to attend a marriage at around 9 pm on Sunday and there appeared to be certain lapses on the part of the family that facilitated access of the thieves in the bungalow, police said. The theft was disclosed when the family returned from the marriage ceremony, in the wee hours of Monday.
“The incident was reported around 4 AM yesterday and the family told the police that the main gate was left open so that they don’t have to wake up anyone when they returned. A window of the house was not bolted and the thieves had an easy entry ,” said Nupur Prasad, additional DCP-I (South). The thieves are believed to have entered the bedroom on the first floor of the bungalow through the open window and collected the valuables and jewelleries kept in an almirah there, police said.
The bungalow had also no security arrangements and there was no security guard on the gate. CCTV cameras too were not installed there, they said. Two maids and a servant employed by the family were present in the bungalow and were reportedly sleeping at the time of the theft.
Forensic team has collected fingerprints from the place to screen the suspects and teams are working on CCTV footage of the nearby area. A case has been registered at the Defence Colony police station. The maids and servant and locals including security guards of the residential area were thoroughly questioned by the police but so far there were no clues about the burglars.