Cops yet to crack theft case in lawyer’s house
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