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Mumbai: Case papers missing from Metropolitan Magistrate Court store room; police probe on

The police said the case was registered at Mulund police station by a court staffer, Prasad Sawant.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: September 2, 2021 10:13:15 pm
A case has been registered at Mulund police station.

The Mulund police are on the lookout for suspects who allegedly stole case papers from the store room of the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mulund. The police said the case was registered at Mulund police station by a court staffer, Prasad Sawant.

In his statement to the police, Prasad said that on Monday, a lawyer had come to him seeking a copy of a document of a court case, after filing an application for it. Sawant then sent a subordinate to get the copy from the storeroom for the lawyer.

“After going there, the staffer saw that the lock of the door was broken and 30 to 35 bundles of case papers were missing. The stolen case papers were tied in a bundle of white cloth,” Sawant said in his statement to the police.

On inquiring with other staffers, Prasad learned that none of them had entered the store room after August 18, leading him to suspect that the crime took place between August 18 and August 30.

“He then informed the magistrate and other superiors in the court and on their instruction, came to the police station and lodged a complaint on Wednesday,” said an officer from Mulund police station.

A case has been registered under sections 380 (theft), 454 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 457 (lurking house trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code.

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