Bengaluru duo who partied with alcohol at victim’s home after stealing Rs 2 crore arrested – The New Indian Express
BENGALURU: KS Layout Police arrested two notorious thieves and recovered Rs 1.76 crore in cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 12 lakh. The duo had broken into the house of estate agent Sandeep Lal when he traveled to Chennai for official work.
Unable to believe in their luck to have stolen so much money at once, the duo of defendants had celebrated their “success” by consuming a bottle of alcohol which was in the house of the victim. The estate agent who claims to have obtained the money after selling the land had kept the money in a bag and put it in the attic.
Police said Lal was staying on the 1st floor of KS Layout near Dayananda Sagar College. The incident happened in the early hours of March 29 around 12:30 p.m.
The accused duo have been identified as J Sunil Kumar alias Moses, 35, from Maruthi Nagar slum near the ISKCON temple and M Dileep, 23, from rural district of Bengaluru. Kumar was a car driver by profession. The two defendants had previously been arrested for theft and drug trafficking. They became friends when they were in prison.
Kumar, who earned his living by driving an automobile, had taken Lal as a passenger from JP Nagar to KS Layout. After dropping him, Kumar saw his father Manmohan Lal handing bundles of currency to another person. The accused also saw high-end vehicles parked outside the home. He then discovered that Lal was left alone in the house while both of his parents were staying elsewhere.
Afterwards, he kept a close watch on the victim. Kumar contacted Dileep and they both hatched a plot to rob the estate agent. The two had come there on the night of March 28 to plot a plan and saw the doors locked. At around 12:30 a.m., they entered by forcing the main door.
Lal had gone to Chennai on March 27, and his father came every day near the house to keep watch. On the morning of March 29, when the old man approached his son’s house, the theft was discovered.
“The accused after stealing Rs 2 crore in cash distributed it equally among them. Dileep had bought gold ornaments for his parents and had also partied after going to Goa. Kumar had not spent his share “The police are also investigating the source of the income to the victim. The police have informed the Income Tax (IT) department of the money,” said an officer involved in the investigation.