Theft at media advisor’s house but only papers taken, Sisodia suspects foul play
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The house of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s media advisor was broken into and several documents relating to meetings between Sisodia and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal taken away, police said on Tuesday even as Sisodia said he suspected foul play.
“We have registered a case on the complaint of Arunoday Prakash,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Nupur Prasad told IANS.
A case was registered under sections 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of the Indian Penal Code against unknown persons, the officer said.
According to the complainant, the thieves barged into his house in Sheikh Sarai area of south Delhi late Sunday night and took away certain important documents which contained details of the meetings between Sisodia and Kejriwal over the last one year.
They didn’t touch any other valuable items in the house.
Following the incident, Sisodia alleged foul play, telling reporters that valuable items including laptops, mobiles, and music system were not stolen, but certain important papers of the briefings were missing from his residence.
Sisodia further said that he has written to Police Commissioner Alok Verma and asked him to investigate the case.
Prakash told IANS, “I was very much tired after the ‘Talk of AK’ programme, so I stayed at one of my friend’s house on July 17 night. When I reached my house on Monday morning I found it ransacked and some important papers missing.”
However, to my surprise, all valuable items including my laptop, mobile, music system were in place,” he said, adding: “A forensic team has also visited my house and picked some finger prints.”
“This may be a deliberate attempt to threat me or search some important documents,” Prakash said.