48 tolas of gold jewellery and Rs 1.5 lakh cash stolen from Nerul flat

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 11:30am IST | Place: Nerul | Agency: DNA

The police have registered a case against a unidentified persons for stealing 48 tolas of gold jewellery and Rs1.5 lakh cash from a flat in Nerul. The flat owners are, however, unaware of the exact time the theft, as the cash and jewellery were stolen using a duplicate key of the cupboard kept in one of the family’s bedrooms.

According to the police, Saira Ahmad Basha, 24, an employee with a private company, stays with her family at Disha Enclave CHS at sector 23 in Nerul. Her mother kept the jewellery in a cupboard and kept the keys with her. The Ahmads were also to attend a wedding at their native place and hence they borrowed the cash from one of their relatives and kept it in the same cupboard on Thursday.

“Saira’s father worked in Kuwait and had purchased the jewellery for his daughters’ marriages around two-and-a-half years ago. On Sunday evening, they learnt that the cash they had borrowed from their relative was missing. When they checked the whole cupboard on Monday morning, they realised that the jewellery was also missing,” said MR Palande, assistant police inspector from Nerul police station.

The police have registered a case under sections 454, 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code against the unidentified culprits. However, they have not found any clue about their whereabouts.

“We are sure that the culprits somehow got the keys of the cupboard and then committed the crime making duplicate keys when the owners were not around. Therefore, we suspect the involvement of someone who is very close to the family and had good knowledge of the cash and the jewellery. But we have not found any substantial evidence against anyone so far. Our investigations are on,” Palande said.

“There were no CCTV cameras installed anywhere in the society. Hence, it is not clear if any outsider entered the building in the past one week. We are currently interrogating various people from the society and hope to catch hold of the culprits within a short span of time,” Palande said.

Gold and money gone

According to the police, Saira Ahmad Basha, 24, an employee with a private company, stays with her family at Disha Enclave CHS at sector 23 in Nerul. Her mother kept the jewellery in a cupboard and kept the keys with her. The Ahmads were also to attend a wedding at their native place and hence they borrowed the cash from one of their relatives and kept it in the same cupboard on Thursday.

Police have registered a case under sections 454, 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code against the unidentified culprits. However, they have not found any clue about their whereabouts.


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