The actress had worn it with other ornaments received as part of an endorsement to a party, and kept it in her room on coming back; she did not find it there later
Actress Sonam Kapoor registered a complaint with the Juhu police on February 5 after she found a diamond necklace missing from her bungalow. The Juhu police have registered a theft case against unknown persons and have begun investigations.
The actress realised the necklace was missing when the jeweller’s representative came to collect the jewellery given for endorsement. File pic for representation
According to Juhu police officials, Sonam and her mother Sunita approached them on February 5 to lodge a complaint of theft under Section 380 of the Indian Penal Code. In her complaint, Sonam has said that on February 4 she had attended a party in Bandra when she was wearing the necklace and other jewellery, and returned late in the night.
She then kept the necklace in a drawer in her room at 2 am, but later the same day she found it missing. According to the actress, she had been given six boxes of jewellery from a renowned jeweller for an endorsement and she wore this jewellery costing crores overall to the party.
The next day when the jeweller’s representative came to collect it, she found the diamond necklace missing. Police said that the necklace was approximately worth Rs 5 lakh. The Juhu police have begun the investigations by questioning the domestic help at the actress’ house located on the 7th road of Vile Parle Scheme at Juhu.
They have found that none of the help had left on the night of February 4. “We are investigating from all angles. We are also looking into whether Sonam dropped the necklace in the party she had attended,” said an officer from the Juhu police station.
The police will also check the CCTV footage of the party that Sonam had attended to find whether she was wearing the necklace when she left the venue. Despite repeated attempts to contact her, Sonam was not available for comment.