Published On : Thu, Feb 6th, 2014

Policeman steals gold jewelleries, cash worth Rs 24 lakh from Sitabuldi ‘malkhana,’ arrested

Anil Bobde (Buckle No 2311), currently posted at Police Headquarters, was arrested from his Ajni Police Quarter residence at about 10.30 in the night on Wednesday. Some jewelleries and cash have been seized from his residence. Bobde was In-Charge of the “malkhana” in 2013.

arrestedNagpur News: In a classic case of “Fence eating the farm,” a policeman gobbled up gold jewellery and cash seized from criminals and kept in “Malkhana” of Sitabuldi Police Station.

According to reports and police sources, Anil Bobde (Buckle No 2311), currently posted at Police Headquarters, was arrested from his Ajni Police Quarter residence at about 10.30 in the night on Wednesday. Some jewelleries and cash have been seized from his residence.

Anil Bobde was posted in Sitabuldi Police Station in 2013. He In-Charge of “Malkhana” where seized jewelleries, cash, and other valuables seized from criminals or in other cases, are kept. Bobde smartly pocketed some jewelleries and cash collectively worth more than Rs 24,00,000.

However, the “burglary” came to notice when some jewelleries were to be produced in the court for identification and then handing over to the owners. However, the booty was nowhere to be seen in the “Malkhana.” Suspecting some foul play, Anil Bobde was transferred to Police Headquarters and an Internal Enquiry was initiated against him.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police Sunil Jaiswal conducted the Internal Enquiry and subsequently found Anil Bobde guilty of stealing the jewelleries and cash collectively valued at Rs 24,00,000.

After finding him guilty, Anil Bobde was arrested on the charges of stealing the booty. He was arrested from his Ajni Police Quarter residence on Wednesday under relevant Sections of the IPC.