Going out for Diwali shopping proved costly for an Air Force officer’s family as his house at Defence Officers’ Enclave — in the well-guarded Lutyens’ Zone — was targeted by an unidentified miscreant, who barged into the house and decamped with gold and silver ornaments worth around Rs 20 lakh on Monday afternoon. After police visited the spot, they found out that the house next to it, whose owners were out of town, was also burgled too.
An FIR in the matter has been registered at Chanakyapuri police station and police have started their investigation.
DCP (New Delhi) B K Singh said, “Both incidents took place Monday afternoon in Sardar Patel Marg. After registering an FIR, we have started investigation. We have got some crucial leads and our teams are working on it.”
On Monday afternoon, the wife of Sudhir Ramvaoji Nimbhorkar, a group captain posted with the Air Force, locked her house and went to Sarojini Nagar market. “She returned around 5 pm and found the lock of her main door broken. She found the door was ajar, and the house ransacked. She raised an alarm and informed her husband, who, approached police,” a police officer said.
A PCR call was made and personnel from Chanakyapuri police station rushed to the spot. “A team visited the spot under the supervision of ACP (Chanakyapuri) Alok Kumar. A forensics team was also called in to lift fingerprints and footprints from the spot. During the spot visit, a domestic help, who works in the adjacent house, informed them that the main door of her employer’s house was also left ajar, and the lock had been broken,” the officer added.
“They allegedly decamped with jewellery and some cash, but police will get all details only when the owners of the house are back in town. Following the incidents, personnel from the Chankayapuri police station and special staff have been tasked with investigating the case,” an officer said.
“During investigation, we came to know that a man, posing as a courier boy, had come to the colony on Monday afternoon. Further investigation is underway,” DCP Singh said.