Ahmedabad (Gujarat), 21 February 2010: Ahmedabad (Gujarat), 21 February, 2010: A Jain derasar has filed a complaint with Khadia police against a priest's helper at the temple for theft of Rs 7.12 lakh. According to complaint filed by Vijay Shah, a resident of Ellisbridge and a trustee of Shreyansnath derasar in Shamla ni Pol, Khadia, the accused Jeetendra Singh Chauhan, a helper with a priest from Rajasthan, has stolen 33 kilograms of silver ornaments worth Rs 6.60 lakh and 44 grams of gold ornaments worth Rs 52,800 from the safe of the derasar.
"According to trustees, the jewellery was used only for one big religious event on Phalguni Sudi Trij every year and was kept in the safe for rest of the time. The safe is never opened by other men. However, Chauhan somehow got hold of the key or made a duplicate one and stole the jewellery between February 28, 2009 and February 17, 2010," said RB Nimavat, inspector of Khadia police station and the investigating officer in the case.
He added that Chauhan used to work in the premises for two years till 2007 and then used to come at intermittent time. "Thus, it is very likely that he might have got a part of the jewellery at each time he visited the derasar. We have looked for him at his native place in Rajasthan but he has fled from there as well," said Nimavat.
According to city police officials, it is one of the biggest thefts reported from a religious place in recent times. - News Courtesy: Times of India