Former Chief Secretary’s house robbed


Bengaluru:  Former Chief Secretary of Karnataka Kaushik Mukherjee’s house in HSR Layout was robbed on Saturday evening. Gold and other valuables worth `25 lakh were stolen by a gang of unknown persons. The incident came just four days after retired IPS officer M V Murthy’s house was robbed in the same area.

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A police officer said that the incident took place on Saturday evening when he, along with his wife had gone to their friend’s house before going to a mall.

When they returned home and were surprised to see their home looted and the back door was broken open. The thieves fled with costly watches, earrings, six gold bangles and three diamond rings, all worth `25 lakh.

The police feel that the gang of thieves may have jumped the compound wall, broken the window glasses and opened the back door.

The police are being shown CCTV camera footage from Mukherjee’s house and three persons have already been taken into custody for questioning. On June 15 and 16, they were walking suspiciously in the area

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