He is a graphic designer by day and a thief by night. Meet Siddharth Mehrotra, who would break into the houses of politicians and bureaucrats in the night.
Mehrotra, who hails from a well-to-do family, was arrested along with two other accomplices along with the stolen booty which includes a luxury sedan, expensive watches and cash money.
In the past few months, there was a rise in the incidents of house burglaries in Vasant Kunj area and a police team was formed to identify the burglars.
During the investigation, police examined CCTV footage of the area and statements of people who were arrested earlier on similar charges.
After conducting a recce in Vasant Kunj, the accused realized that there is no way the residents can communicate with the security guards in the residential blocks as there is no intercom system. Also, vehicles entering the blocks are not checked, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh.
“Mehrotra, along with his associate Anurag Singh, would enter the blocks and park his car. They used to target the houses belong to politicians, bureaucrats and senior officers by reading the nameplate on the main door,” the DCP said.
And that the politicians and bureaucrats were the people worth targeting tells us something about what’s wrong with India…..