The stolen ornaments worth Rs 62,000 at a senior retired cops’ house were found in a bag at his residence itself, the Sitabuldi police said. Suspecting involvement of a servant in the incident, who had quit the job and returned to his native village in West Bengal, a police team had left for West Bengal to nab him. However, now the team will have to return empty handed.
Some three days, back, retired director general of police (DGP) Prabil Kumar Chakraborty, a resident of Zenda Square, Dharampeth had lodged a complaint of robbery of some gold and silver ornaments from the worship place of his house. The police then registered an offence and suspected involvement of one of the servants Dipak Das, who had quit the job three days before the incident.
A team of Sitabuldi police was sent to West Bengal, who contacted Dipak and enquired about the incident. Dipak reportedly denied of having any role in it and further volunteered to accompany the police to Nagpur to help them in the investigations.
Meanwhile, Chakraborty noticed a bag containing the ornaments on the fourth floor of his house. He then informed the Sitabuldi police. It is not known whether the bag was kept unknowingly or somebody kept it fearing police action.