Gold worth over Rs 16 lakh stolen from Grant Road flat arrested

On Monday, a 28-year-old servant has beenheldfor allegedly stealing gold biscuits worth over Rs 16 lakh from an apartment in Grant Road, police said.

“The theft had taken place a week ago on July 11, when the servant`s employer was visiting her son, who had met with an accident, at a hospital,” the police official said.

“The accused, Chhotu Laxman Mandal, decamped with three gold biscuits weighing 319 gm, worth Rs 16.32 lakh, from the flat,” the police official added.

Based on a complaint, the police registered an FIR under section 381 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code and zeroed in on the accused following a probe, the official said, adding that the stolen valuables have been recovered.