Houses of two cops, NTPC contractor burgled in Patna | Patna News

PATNA: Thieves decamped with jewellery and other valuables worth more than Rs 1 crore from four houses, including houses of two police officers and a NTPC contractor, at Nirala Nagar under the Digha police station area in Patna on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.
Jewellery worth at least Rs 1 crore and Rs 2 lakh in cash were stolen from the house of NTPC contractor, Deobali Chauhan, who identified himself as the one associated with the family of governor Phagu Chauhan. The contractor originally hails from Mau in Uttar Pradesh, but is settled in Patna since several decades. The three other houses where the theft took place are owned by Ram Vinod Singh and Shambhu Nath, SHOs of Jagdishpur police station in Bettiah and Sahivara police station in Sitamarhi, respectively, and Manoj Kumar, who owns an ITI on Digha-Polson Road here.
Police sources said gold jewellery, including two necklaces, two diamond rings, 27 gold rings, four gold bangles, two gold earrings, a diamond earring and four gold chains were stolen from Deobali’s house.
“I had bought the jewellery for the wedding of my daughter to be solemnised in November. We were sleeping when at least six to seven thieves broke open the window of one of the rooms and entered the house,” Deobali said, adding his daughter-in-law Eti Agarwal is a 2017 batch IAS officer posted in Delhi.
SHO of Digha police station Manoj Kumar Singh said efforts were on to identity the thieves and arrest them. The SHO of Jagdishpur police station said valuables worth more than Rs 30,000 were stolen from his two-story house. “At least six thieves are clearly visible in CCTV camera footage,” he said.
SHO of Sahivara police station said five silver coins were stolen from his house. “The house was locked as my family is at our native place,” he added.

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