Thieves struck at the residence of retired director general of police (DGP) Prabir Kumar Chakraborty and made their escape good with ornaments worth Rs 62,000. Preliminary investigations suggest involvement of a servant working in the four-storied house, located at Zenda Square, Dharampeth.
Mr. Chakraborty has employed four servants in his house, of which two are from West Bengal, while two others are local women, engaged in the household work.
While, the local women return to their homes after finishing the work, the servants from West Bengal stay at Chakraborty’s premises. His worship places are situated on third and fourth floor. On January 6, one of the servants from West Bengal left the job and returned to his native place.
At around 9 am on Sunday, the other servant from West Bengal told Mr. Chakraborty that some valuables from the worship places were missing. The former cop then rushed to the place and found that valuables worth Rs 62,000, which included gold coins, silver items and Shree Yantra, were missing. He then searched for the items and informed the Sitabuldi police when he did not find them.
The Sitabuldi police rushed to the spot and tried to contact the servant, who had left the job but in vain. Both, Chakraborty and the other servant pleaded ignorance about any whereabouts or information about relatives of the servant, who quit the job. The police have registered an offence of theft and are investigating further.