Cops yet to crack theft case in lawyer’s house

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Faisal Tan­del faisal.tan­del@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Al­most five months af­ter a house in Kalyan was bro­ken into and looted of valu­ables, the Ma­hatma Phule po­lice are are yet to ar­rest the ac­cused and re­cover the stolen booty.

The com­plainant has de­manded that the case be handed over to the crime branch.

On June 11, businessman Subhash Mo­han­raj Ghuge, 49, along with his wife ad­vo­cate Sangeeta Subhash Ghuge, 39, had gone to at­tend a get-to­gether at their rel­a­tives’ house in Kalyan.

“The in­ci­dent took place be­tween 2pm and 4pm, when the rob­bers broke open the main door and robbed 56 to­las of gold, 1 kg sil­ver and Rs30,000 cash from the house. We reg­is­tered a case with Ma­hatma Phule po­lice sta­tion, but there is no progress on the case,” said Sangeeta.

She said the gold and sil­ver ornaments were their only sav­ings for their old age, al­leg­ing that the po­lice are drag­ging their heels.

“Once a week we visit the po­lice sta­tion but do not hear of any progress on the case,” she said.

She said they have been liv­ing in the house for the past 35 years but had not faced any se­cu­rity prob­lem.

“All se­nior of­fi­cers, in­clud­ing deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice San­jay Jad­hav, vis­ited our home af­ter the rob­bery. If the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion is in­ca­pable of in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case, they should hand the case over to the crime branch, who spe­cialise in solv­ing such crimes,” Sangeeta said.

A se­nior of­fi­cer from Thane com­mis­sion­er­ate said, “We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter and will trace those who com­mit­ted the crime.”

THE ROB­BERS HAD BRO­KEN OPEN THE MAIN DOOR AND ROBBED 56 TO­LAS OF GOLD, 1 KG SIL­VER AND RS30,000 CASH FROM THE HOUSE

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