Mumbai, (The Hindu): Neighbours thwarted an attempt by three burglars to rob the Mumbai office of Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik in the early hours of Friday. While two managed to flee, one of them was caught and handed over to the Vanrai police.
The incident occurred at 12.30 a.m. in Jaiprakash Nagar, Goregaon (East). The office is situated on the ground floor of a residential building.
A statement issued by Mr. Naik’s office said the trio were breaking open the lock when some residents heard the sound and went over to investigate. “Two of the burglars escaped, while one was caught by vigilant neighbours.”
“We took the suspect into custody and he was found to be in possession of tools used in burglaries, after which he was arrested. He has been charged with attempt to burgle under the Indian Penal Code,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone XII) Vinay Rathod said.
The accused, identified as Godasingh Rajput (35), is from Jharkhan, and the police are finding out whether he has a criminal record.
Mr. Naik’s statement said this is the third time that one of his properties has been targetted by criminals. “In 1990, when Mr. Naik was a Member of Parliament, his residence in Delhi was burgled, but the thieves could not take away anything other than a small transistor radio. In 2002, his Mumbai residence was burgled when the family was in New Delhi for Diwali holidays.”
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