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Man receives letter, gets info on burglars

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 9:35am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

  • dna Correspondent dna

Pune: In a major development in the case where burglars struck in two flats, decamping with a booty of Rs38 lakhs in Erandwane on April 10, one of the complainants has received an anonymous letter with information about the robbers. The man approached the police, but they are not taking any cognisance of it.
dna had reported on April 12 about robberies that occurred within a span of an hour at two flats of a housing society in Erandwane. The biggest theft took place at the house of Satyanarayan Dhoot (59). Owing to a wedding in the house, Dhoot had diamond and silver jewellery along with cash Rs50,000 in the house. The total loot was worth around Rs26.75 lakh.
Dhoot said, “A few days ago, I received an anonymous letter in my letter box. It was hand-written in Marathi. Some of the words were written reverse, needing a mirror to decode them, while some words had jumbled spellings, to be read in reverse. The letter described our house, and the person responsible, along with his name and some of past incident. I immediately approached the Kothrud police, but one of the constables said that they were busy with elections. I went back to the police, but they were not taking cognisance of the letter.”
He went on, “I then approached the commissioner’s office where the police officers directed me to meet the assistant commissioner of police (crime branch) Rajendra Bhambare and they have assured that they look into the matter.”
When dna contacted ACP Rajendra Bhambare, he said, “We verified the veracity of the letter. At this time, Ï cannot disclose any more details in the matter.”

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