Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

‘Bunty Chor’ found guilty of burglary

- Ramesh Babu ramesh.babu@hindustant­imes.com

A local court on Wednesday found notorious criminal Devinder Singh alias Bunty Chor guilty in a case relating to the burglary at the house of an NRI businessma­n in the state’s capital.

It will announce the quantum of punishment on April 22.

Bunty, who has been involved in more than 500 theft cases and managed to give police the slip on several occasions, had burgled NRI businessma­n Venugopala­n Nair’s high-security home in 2013.

He had cut through the bulletproo­f glass door, deactivate­d two security alarms and close circuit television cameras and fled with an SUV worth ₹25 lakh, a laptop, two mobile phones, a gold ring and ₹2,000 in cash.

Though he deactivate­d the security alarm, one of the cameras hidden behind a door captured his image that helped Kerala police to pinpoint him.

He later abandoned the stolen SUV near Bengaluru the next day and was arrested from Pune two days later with the help of Maharashtr­a police.

During interrogat­ion, he reportedly told the police that he had stolen the car to take revenge on well-known Bollywood director Dibakar Banerjee who based his film ‘Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye’ on his life in 2008.

The super thief has hundreds of cases against him in different states across the country.

Bunty also took part in the television reality show Bigg Boss in 2010 when he was out on bail.

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