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Rs 2.5 lakh worth valuables snatched from cop,wife

Two unidentified assailants snatched valuables worth Rs 2.5 lakh from the wife of an Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Delhi Police’s when she was travelling in an auto with the officer earlier this month.

Assistant Commissioner of Police was returning from a wedding function,says accused could have been following them

Two unidentified assailants snatched valuables worth Rs 2.5 lakh from the wife of an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of the Delhi Police’s when she was travelling in an auto with the officer earlier this month.

According to investigating officers,the incident happened in the early hours of November 7 when the officer,Assistant Commissioner of Police Anil Kumar (54),posted with the Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO),was returning home in a three-wheeler.

“Kumar had gone to attend a wedding in Shahadra and was returning to his official residence at Lodhi Colony with his wife. At 12.30 am,two men on a motorcycle snatched his wife’s bag which contained gold jewellery,apart from some cash and documents near the Delhi Secretariat office,” said a senior police officer.

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Police has registered a case of theft and assault under sections 34,356 and 379 of the Indian Penal Code,he added.

Speaking to Newsline,Kumar said the family had gone to Shahadra to attend a wedding on November 6.

“We hired an auto when we reached back and as soon as we reached Delhi Secretariat,two men without helmets came on a Pulsar motorcycle and snatched her brown bag which had around 73 grams of gold jewellery – a necklace,earrings and 4 bangles – worth Rs 2.5 lakhs,” Kumar said.

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A gold-plated watch,which the couple had intended to gift the bride later,was also reportedly stolen,along with cash Rs 1,000.

The ACP immediately alerted the police,before telling the auto driver to head straight home.

“It is possible the two snatchers had been following us and looking for an opportunity to commit the crime. However,we did not try to follow them since both of us were wearing other ornaments and also had more than Rs 45,000 cash. So,I did not consider it safe to chase them,” Kumar said.

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He,however,added that the assailants were around 35 years old and he could recognise them.

First published on: 22-11-2011 at 01:32:06 am
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