Maid, husband held for stealing valuables from Defence Colony house

Updated: May 22, 2019, 07:53 IST | PTI

She was identified on the basis of a photograph available on CAF. She was apprehended with her husband and the stolen diamond ring, wrist watch and other articles were recovered, police added

Maid, husband held for stealing valuables from Defence Colony house
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New Delhi: Delhi Police arrested a Nepalese couple on charges of committing theft at a house in south Delhi's posh Defence Colony area where one of them was employed as a maid, officials said Tuesday.

The couple has been identified as Shanti Joshi (36) and Kishan Joshi (45), natives of Bajhang district in Nepal, they said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar said, "Shanti, the maid, was employed in the house and only 15 days later she was found missing along with the safe kept in house". A case was registered on April 10 and investigation was initiated.

The safe was carrying cash, jewellery and valuables. The only clue was the mobile phone used by the maid which was found inactive soon after the incident. Not even one photograph of accused was available, he said. After discreet technical search and monitoring, the accused was tracked moving towards Nepal, police said. Further after a month, the close contacts of accused were tracked in Bangalore.

The team zeroed down the location and then a door-to-door survey was conducted. On the ground survey, the maid was found working in a house. She was identified on the basis of a photograph available on CAF. She was apprehended with her husband and the stolen diamond ring, wrist watch and other articles were recovered, police added.

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