Ate “Bhajiya” and lost Rs. 4 lakh

An employee of a private firm has lodged a complaint with the Dariapur police regarding a theft of Rs 4 lakh. Prahlad Patel, 67, alleged that someone stole the money from the storage compartment of his two-wheeler while he had stopped to have some bhajiyas.

According to the complaint, Patel who works at Aluminum Section in Ashtamandal Complex in Madhavpura, collected Rs 4 lakh from an angadia pedhi (courier firm) in Dariapur on June 3. “While returning to office, Patel stopped to have some bhajiyas at the Vadigam bhajiya House in Dariapur.

He claims that while he was having the snack, someone stole the money from the storage compartment of his two-wheeler,” the police said. On reaching office, Patel was shocked to find the cash missing. He immediately went to his boss who initially did not believe in Patel’s tale. “However, once Patel told him everything that had happened in detail, his boss believe him. But as he was leaving for Dubai in a few hours, they did not file a complaint immediately,” the police said. The firm finally lodged a complaint on Monday.

“Patel investigated the matter on his own and found CCTV footage from near the place where the theft took place. He has found some images which we will be checking out soon,” the police said. Dariapur Sub-Inspector B RJadeja said, “We are investigating the case. The incident happened on June 3. However, as his boss had to go to Dubai, they had to postpone filing of a complaint. We have to come to know that crime branch has caught some people in a similar offence. We are investigating whether the accused caught had any part in this theft.”

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