Jewellery shop theft cooked up

Jewellery shop theft cooked up
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A jewellery store proprietor here has allegedly tried to fool the police by lodging a fake complaint regarding a heist that did not place at all but has given up later.   

Mahabubabad: A jewellery store proprietor here has allegedly tried to fool the police by lodging a fake complaint regarding a heist that did not place at all but has given up later.

It was said that on Wednesday morning, the police received a complaint that burglars made off with huge quantity of silver and gold ornaments along with some cash after breaking into Satya Manoharamma Jewellery Store located at FRO Centre in the town.

The incident caused much sensation as the complainant reportedly told the police that 20 kilograms of silver and 75 tulas of gold ornaments and Rs 90,000 cash was stolen from the store, which has good patronage from customers in the town and surrounding areas.

On receiving the information, Additional Superintendent of Police (Addl. SP) Ravula Giridhar, DSP A Naresh Kumar, town CI Syed Ahmed Jabbar and clues team members rushed to the spot and launched investigation.

Superintendent of Police N Koti Reddy also inspected the shop and the CCTV footage that shown a masked man moving in the store. However, he suspected something wrong in the case.

He directed the police officials to question the workers at the shop separately to ascertain the facts. During the questioning, they spilled the beans, saying tgat they were forced by the shop proprietor to cook up the story regarding the theft.

Later the proprietor, Narajou Subhash Chandra Bose, too admitted that after opening the shop on Wednesday morning, they found the cash counter, ornaments boxes and almirah at the store in a muddled state. Making use of the situation, with the help of workers he concocted the story of theft, he said.

Bose confessed that he did so because he wanted to cover the loss with the incident, which he suffered in the business. It was the regular practice that the owner would take the jewellery and the cash to his house after closing the shop.

The police in a statement on Wednesday evening clarified that thieves might have broken into the shop, but no valuables were stolen. However, the police have not revealed the details whether they would book the shop owner for misguiding the police with his false complaint or not.

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