₹6 lakh heist at locked Chandigarh factory
Burglars steal ₹6 lakh from securely locked factory in Chandigarh
In another unfortunate incident of theft at a secured factory, burglars managed to abscond with ₹6 lakh in cash and copper wires from an Industrial Area, Phase 2, factory on a Sunday night. Before fleeing the scene, the culprits also seized the DVR of the CCTV cameras on the premises in an attempt to hinder any potential police investigation.
Factory owner discovers break-in
Maman Chand, a resident of Sector 7, Panchkula, reported the incident to the police. He had secured his factory, RK Enterprises, around 9.30 pm that evening before returning home. A mere 45 minutes later, he received an alarming call from a worker who informed him that the lock on the small door of the factory's main shutter had been tampered with. Chand hurried back to the factory and confirmed that a theft had indeed occurred. Alongside the stolen copper wires, the thieves had ransacked his table drawers, making off with ₹6 lakh in cash.
Police respond with FIR
Sector 31 police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) under Sections 380 (theft in dwelling house) and 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This incident follows a similar theft on Independence Day, where ₹24 lakh in cash, a mobile phone, and a chequebook were stolen from another factory in the Industrial Area. Police managed to crack that case two weeks later, arresting three habitual offenders aged 19 and 20.