19-year-old arrested for burglary in Mission school
The arrest comes less than a week after the Delhi Police had sent as many as 35 fingerprint samples to their counterparts in all states and UTs in connection with attacks on churches and Christian institutions in the national Capital.
According to the police, accused Rahul Moirangthem was <g data-gr-id="53">jailed,</g> after he and his associates, were caught red-handed carrying out a burglary at South Delhi’s Mount Carmel School in May. However, later, he was released on bail, after which he left for his native place in Manipur.
Police said Moirangthem was also a former student at the senior secondary commerce department in Mount Carmel School.
“A special team was sent to Manipur to nab Moirangthem,” said Prem Nath, DCP (South).
Millennium Post had on Saturday published ‘Church attacks: Police <g data-gr-id="45">send</g> fingerprint samples to counterparts in other states’.
The Delhi Police had filed a comprehensive report in the Delhi high court on July 2, with a copy sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Holy Child Auxilium case had prompted PM Narendra Modi to summon Police Commissioner BS Bassi and seek a comprehensive report. The school has HRD Minister Smriti in its alumni list.
The police suspected Moirangthem’s involvement in the case with the help of CCTV recordings at Mount Carmel School and Holy Child Auxilium School. The person shown in the CCTV footage matched Moirangthem.
Moirangthem’s fingerprint samples were preserved by a the Special Task Force (South) when he was arrested earlier. On matching the fingerprints with that of the samples preserved at CFSL (CBI) in connection with the Holy Child Auxilium case, Moirangthemturned out to be the perpetrator.
During <g data-gr-id="50">investigation</g>, the police also stumbled upon a gang of burglars, which targeted schools in the city. The police claimed to have solved as many as 105 cases registered in the past five years. However, that gang did not turn out to be one that had targeted the Holy Child Auxilium School.
At present, the police are trying to track the perpetrators involved in a vandalism case at St Alphonso Church in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, which was reported around a week before the alleged burglary at Holy Child Auxilium School.
Around 10 fingerprint samples were collected and sent to all state crime record bureaus and fingerprint bureaus of CBI.
“The objective is to match them with the samples of perpetrators involved in attacks on Christian institutions and churches in other states,” said an official investigating the case.
He added the comprehensive report also includes the alleged arson case at St Sebastian Church in North-east Delhi’s Dilshad Garden reported in December 2014, yet unsolved.