Shashi Tharoor’ who is a Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP is in crisis after his home was burgled on November 29. Several valuable items including glasses gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were stolen.
According to a report in the Indian Express, "several valuable items, including idols and copper Gandhi glasses gifted to him by Modi, were stolen from Tharoor’s home."
"Following a complaint by Tharoor, a case has been filed under IPC section 380/457 (burglary) at Tughlak Road police station. Several teams of the New Delhi district special staff and the Crime Branch are on the case", said the report.
The MP lives in Lodhi Estate which is a well-guarded Lutyens’ Zone. Many other MPs and top politicians also live there.
"According to Tharoor’s complaint, the thieves climbed the wall of his official residence and entered his personal office after breaking the front door", said the report.
Robbers fled with an antique Nataraja idol, 12 small Ganesha idols, 10 small Hanuman idols, Twelve 32 GB pen drives, an internet dongle, and glasses given by Modi. PM Modi had gifted glasses to Tharoor after he participated in the Swacch Bharat campaign.
"After registering the case, police have started questioning security guards and drivers working in nearby residences and others living in the vicinity. Prima facie, the theft could be the handiwork of vagabonds", the police were quoted as saying.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI