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IFS officer’s ancestral house burgled in Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur (Bihar): In a high profile case of theft, Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Raveesh Kumar’s ancestral house in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district was burgled on Tuesday night.

MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar

Kumar is currently serving in the Ministry of External Affairs as its Official Spokesperson.

The burglars apparently took away ornaments worth Rs 10 lakh, a TV set and few branded shirts, said the officer’s father Raghu Nayak Bhagat.

“The incident happened on Tuesday. I was in Delhi with my sons. When I returned home after a morning walk, I got a call from the caretaker (of the ancestral house), informing that the main lock was broken. He only had the main gate key and not of the house. After receiving the information from the caretaker, I called my nephew, who has filed an FIR, to rush to the spot,” Bhagat told ANI.

“In the FIR he had to give details of the things we had in the house. So, I asked my wife, and she said that there were ornaments worth Rs 10 lakh. The television set is also not here. There were branded shirts from Germany, which I got when I went to meet my son there. They were in a suitcase,” he added.

The family has been residing in the house since 2004. “These types of incidents happen here, but not in this big manner,” Bhagat said.

“There are four bedrooms. Locks of all the bedrooms are broken. One Godrej almirah locker is also broken. Locks of all other almirahs are also broken. The Superintendent of Police has assured that they will recover all our belongings,” he further explained.

So far, the police have started their investigations, said Investigation Officer Ajay Sharma adding, “We have searched the place and have questioned a few people. We haven’t got a clue as yet. Photographs and fingerprints have been taken. Further investigation in the case is underway,” Sharma said.


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