Notorious burglar arrested, stolen ornaments worth Rs 1.39 lakh recovered

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, May 01
: Purani Basti police on Wednesday arrested a notorious thief from Bhatagaon and recovered from him stolen ornaments worth Rs 1.39 lakh which he had burgled from a house in the same locality on the night of April 26 last.
According to police, house owner Abhash Thakur is an employee of Tourism Department and recently he had been transferred to Jagdalpur. On April 21, he left for Jagdalpur with his wife leaving the house in custody of their tenant Lokesh Baghel.
On April 26, Baghel too left for his native place Dhamtari locking the house. However, when Baghel returned on April 28, he found the main door’s lock broken and everything being ransacked completely with all almirahs too being broken open.
He then informed Thakur over phone following which he came to Raipur and found that the thieves have not only burgled the valuables belonging to him but also the valuables belonging to his tenant. Thakur then lodged a complaint in Purani Basti police station following which an offence was registered under Section 457, 380 IPC against unidentified burglars and further investigation was launched.
Minute analysis of CCTV recordings obtained from near the spot and with the help of local informers, police on Monday reached to notorious burglar Mukesh Sonkar of Chirrapara area of Bhatagaon. As anticipated, Mukesh straightway refused to have committed any burglary. However, police knowing his past criminal records, brought him to police station for further interrogation during which he finally confessed the burglary and led police to his house where he had kept hidden all the stolen gold and silver ornaments.
Police then seized all the ornaments and arrested Mukesh Sonkar and produced him in the court later in the day from where he has been sent to jail.

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