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The burglary at Sonam Kapoor’s residence in Delhi took place over a period of 10 to 11 months

New Delhi: The burglary of Hindi film actor Sonam Kapoor’s residence in Delhi did not happen in a single day, but thieves gradually stole valuable items over a period of 10-11 months.

“The jewelry and money were stolen within 10-11 months as the accused nurse had the opportunity,” a Delhi Police official told IANS .

A complaint was filed two months ago, on February 23, regarding a robbery at Harish Ahuja’s home at Amrita Shergil Marg in Delhi. Notably, Harish Ahuja is Sonam’s father-in-law.

The complainant who noticed the theft on February 11, however, reported the incident 12 days later on February 23, after which the Delhi Police registered an FIR under Section 381 (Theft by a Clerk or Attendant property in master’s possession) of the Indian Penal Code. at Tughlak Road Police Station and opened an investigation into the matter.

The case was under joint investigation by the New Delhi District Special Staff and the Criminal Branch of the Delhi Police.

News of the robbery at the actor’s home broke on April 9, putting additional pressure on cops to deliver the result urgently. Four days later, on April 13, police arrested a couple – a nurse and her husband – for said Rs 2.4 crore burglary.

The accused nurse, identified as Aparna Ruth Wilson (30), worked as a home health aide at Kapoor’s residence at Amrita Shergil Marg in Delhi and cared for Sonam’s husband’s mother, Anand Ahuja. The accused woman’s husband, who was also involved in selling the stolen items, has been identified as Naresh Kumar Sagar.

During the interrogation of the accused duo, several startling revelations emerged.

The first was that the theft didn’t happen in a day. Since March 2021, the accused woman has been going to the victim’s home as a nurse. It was during this period that she observed that there were jewelry and money in an almirah, the official said.

One day while the accused was taking the victim to the almirah in a wheelchair, she discovered that the jewelry was worth crores and money. She told her husband about it and the duo conspired to steal it. “Naresh asked her to steal jewelry at regular intervals so that they cannot be noticed easily. According to the plan, she used to steal jewelry at night,” the police official said.

But as the saying of a popular TV series goes – “The night is dark and full of terrors” – it was not even easy to fly at night because the almirah containing the jewels was not far from the victim. .

The accused treated the problem with the help of “sedatives”. The accused used to sedate the victim at night so that he would not wake up and in the meantime could steal the money.

After stealing the jewels, Aparna Ruth Wilson gave them to her husband, who then sold them to various jewelers in the city.

Gradually, the lives of the accused husband and wife began to change. They paid their debts, their parents’ medical bills and also bought a used i-10 car with the stolen money.

Meanwhile, the accused jeweler was also arrested after the arrest of the main accused. So far, police have recovered 100 diamond coins, six gold chains, six diamond bracelets, a diamond bracelet, two tops (earrings), a brass coin and an i-10 car.

(IANS)