The police nabbed cash and three gamblers from Hotel Vaibhav Inn on Tuesday night. CO Gomti
A day after gun-totting robbers struck at Neelam Jeweller’s at Mulayamanagar in Ghazipur police station area, burglars struck at Chitranshi Jewellery shop at Pragati Market in Aliganj police station area on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Burglars took away cash and jewellery between Rs 5 and Rs 7 lakh.
What was surprising and hinted at some inside role was the fact that the burglars didn’t break open the locks of the shop but entered the shop after opening locks with keys.
According to station officer Aliganj Kamlapati Yadav, Rakesh Rastogi, a resident of Chowk area, has a jewellery shop Chitranshi Jewellers at Pragati Bazaar at Kapoorthala Crossing. Like everyday, Rakesh had gone back to his home after closing the shop. However, late in the night burglars struck at the shop, opened the locks and entered inside and took away jewellery between worth Rs 5 and Rs 7 lakh and cash worth Rs 8,000 kept in the shop.
On Monday morning, when Rakesh came to open the shop, he found the locks of the shop opened. Getting suspicious, he pulled up the shutters to find cash and jewellery missing. He immediately informed the police, which rushed to the spot and began investigation into the incident. Police have registered an FIR on the complaint of Rakesh.
Enraged over the incident of burglary, the local shopkeepers staged protest and demanded solving the case of robbery at Mulayamnagar and burglary at Kapoorthala Crossing jewellery shop. On receiving the news, SP (trans-gomti) Jaiprakash rushed to the spot and pacified the protesting shopkeepers. He assured them of solving the case soon, only then shopkeepers called off their protest.