Published On : Wed, Dec 13th, 2017

Cops make no headway in daring theft at CA’s house in Dharampeth

Nagpur: Even after 24 hours of daring theft at the house of Chartered Accountant Parag Paranjape in Dharampeth, cops have failed to make any headway in cracking the case. The perpetrators of the daylight burglary at the CA’s house, which is at stone’s throw distance from the residence of Chief Minister in Dharampeth, are still at large.

Despite tight security for the ongoing Winter Session of Maharashtra Legislature, the unidentified miscreants breached the house of Paranjape and decamped with gold-diamond jewellery worth Rs 52 lakh and Rs 19,000 cash on Tuesday morning.

The rivals of the Chief Minister, who is also holding Home portfolio, lapped on the opportunity and tried to put in a fix by terming the Second Capital as “crime capital.”

The unidentified miscreants targeted the house of Chartered Accountant Parag Vasant Paranjape (42), resident of Plot No 705, Buty Plot near Gayatri Bhojnalaya, Dharampeth. On Monday morning,

Paranjape’s sons Tanmay and Aneesh went to school. His mother Usha too had gone to her relative’s house. A consultant to Financial Planning Standards Board of India (FPSBIndia), Paranjape left home for office around 11 am. His wife Varsha, who works as an Administrative Officer in a hospital, locked the house and went to work at around 11.30 am. The maid servant of Paranjapes, finished the daily chore at the cemented platform on the rear side of the house and left the premises. Taking the advantage of the situation, the unidentified goons who must have been planning a theft since past many days, climbed the compound wall and gained entry in the house of the Chartered Accountant by breaking open the door locks. The intruders entered Paranjape’s bedroom on the first floor. They broke the locker of an almirah and laid their hands Rs 19,000 cash, gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 52 lakh and vanished from the scene. In the afternoon, Paranjape’s sons returned home from school and found the locks of door broken. They raised an alarm and informed the neighbours. Parag Paranjape and his wife were also informed about the incident immediately who rushed home. They were shocked to find the cash, gold and diamond missing.

As a series of crimes were not enough, the absconding Munna Yadav, a confidant of the Chief Minister, is adding spice to the Opposition criticism. In the last week itself, the DGP Satish Mathur had given the city cops a dressing down over fugitive Munna Yadav. “If you are not able to nab the wanted accused then Mumbai police will find him,” the DGP had reportedly told the city top brass.