Cash, valuables worth lakhs and a vehicle were reported stolen from an NRI's residence in Shipra Krishna Vista, Indirapuram. The NRI, Jai Prakash Gupta, has named his driver and his cook in the complaint. The theft took place on the night of October 19.
According to sources, Gupta, a resident of Great Britain, had come to India along with his wife and daughter for the festive season. He was living in Flat No SKF 417 of the society.
According to family members, Gupta was at his sister-in-law's place in Pitampura for a Karva Chauth party on the day. The family had taken their TATA Indigo Manza, with their driver Puran Singh at the wheel. At 10 pm, when the Guptas prepared to return from the party, their driver was nowhere to be found. When called on his phone, Singh received the call and said he was out for dinner. Gupta waited at his sister-in-law's place, but when Singh didn't turn up even at 11.30 pm, he called up their neighbours on a hunch to find out whether the driver had gone back to the society. The neighbours told Gupta that they had seen their driver leave the compound with Monu Saxena, their cook, along with two bags.
The driver and the cook seen exiting the elevator carrying heavy bags in the society's CCTV footage (skip to 00:24 in the video for the moment when they arrive)
Gupta hired a cab home and opened their flat with spare keys kept with his neighbours, as he realised he had left his keys in the car. Once inside, they found valuables missing and realised that the driver had opened the flat using the owner's set of keys. Gupta then lodged a complaint with the local police chowki.
According to the complaint, the missing items included £5,500 and Rs 4.7 lakh in cash, 30 tolas of gold, 1 Hewlett Packard laptop, 1 Apple iPad, 1 Apple iMac Air, along with passports, credit cards and other documents belonging to the family. The miscreants fled in the Guptas' private vehicle, the TATA Indigo Manza with licence plate number UP 14BF 9641. According to Siddharth Chaudhry, Gupta's nephew, both the suspects hail from Chandausi in the Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking to City Spidey, Deepak Sethi, general secretary of the society's AOA, said security guards posted at the compound's exit did not stop the vehicle as it was owned by a resident of the society.
Police DSP Atul Kumar Yadav, Circle Officer of Indirapuram Zone, told City Spidey that an FIR had been lodged based on the complaint by Jai Prakash Gupta. "Initial investigation points towards the involvement of the driver and the cook of the household. Investigation is on, and the suspects will be nabbed soon," he added.