Dy CM Sisodia’s office burgled; documents, computers stolen
The burglary was reported by an office staff in the morning, when he found that the lock of the main entrance was broken. The staff has reported that the accused made off with some documents (blank letterheads), two hard discs and DVRs of CCTV cameras.
So far, the police have not made any headway in the case and have claimed to have recovered two finger prints from the site and are trying to ascertain the identity of the accused.
The incident was reported at around 9:15 am in the morning, when an office staff found that the lock of the main door of the office, located in Patparganj, the constituency of the deputy Chief Minister, was broken. According to a senior police official: “The staff had reported that the burglary took place in room number 6, which is used to store documents.”
Sisodia vented his ire on the Delhi Police and blamed the Central government for the incident. He added: “If this burglary can take place in the office of a deputy Chief Minister, then how will the common man feel secure in the Capital? The Prime Minister travels across the world and boasts about his governance record, and here the Delhi Police can’t even secure a government office.”
The police had arrived at the spot along with a dog squad, followed by a forensic team after the call was made. After collecting the fingerprints the team left the spot, however, due to the fact that the CCTV footage of the incident could not be found as the DVRs were stolen, the police are clueless about the accused’s identity.
The police is still trying to ascertain the exact sequence of events as Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Omvir Singh said: “The office was being shifted and there was no guard outside it. The exact time of the burglary is not known yet. A case has been registered and investigation is on.”
According to AAP worker Pankaj Singh, who works in the office, there were seven CCTV cameras in the office but the burglars took away the DVRs that contained the footages. He also hinted that the burglary was a well-planned move as they ran off with the DVRs of the CCTV cameras.
A case under Section 457 (house trespass or house break-in by night to commit offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against unknown person at Kalyanpuri police station.