Thieves raid Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi, Sep 6: The office of President Pratibha Patil's Officer on Special Duty was burgled in the high-security Rashtrapati Bhavan complex in New Delhi.

Police official said that the office of Wing Commander Vikram Dutta, which is located in the health club of the Presidential Estate, was burgled on Wednesday, Sep 3, and the thieves walked away with his computer."

While a case was registered on Thursday, Sep 4, police officials believe that the job was that of an insider who has also walked away with six dumbbells from the health club.

Caretaker of the health centre Tasmim Ahmed had given the office keys to a CPWD employee who had then returned it to him after clearing the rainwater that had accumulated inside the office on Wednesday, Sep 3 night, they said.

But when Ahmed came on duty the next day he found the doors of the health centre open and some items missing from the official"s room, police said.

"We have registered the case and are investigating the matter. It seems to be an insider's job. Authorities need to fix the responsibility," a senior police official said.

Security personnel posted at the health centre were being questioned by the police, he said.

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