外文标题：As cops sleep, burglars loot ATM inside police station
NEW DELHI: It's no wonder that south district found the Sunanda Pushkar case difficult to probe. It appears they have also been finding their police stations difficult to protect. In a sensational incident, which may land a lot of Vasant Vihar cops in a soup, sources say that unidentified burglars struck at the ATM installed inside the police station premises and decamped with a huge amount of money.
To add to the police's worries, thieves also targeted a tea shop inside the police station and fled with around Rs 5,000 without cops and the SHO having an inkling.
Recently, two officers of this police station, in whose jurisdiction the Nirbhaya case was probed, were also arrested on charges of rape and molestation.
While sources confirmed the incident, joint commissioner Vivek Gogia heading the Sunanda probe and DCP (south) Prem Nath did not answer TOI's calls.
An officer said that the break-in was not successful as the burglars could not reach the cash box. As a face-saver, police have refrained from lodging an FIR.
The incident took place in the early hours of Monday when most of the staff were in deep sleep. Police got to know about the incident after a cop went to withdraw cash and saw the lower part of the ATM dismantled. The police station was shut down so no one got to know about the incident. However, the problem became serious when the tea stall owner at the station boundary wall complained of theft in his cash box.
Sources suspect a drug addict committed the crime but are not ruling out an insider's role. CCTV footage of the police station and ATM are being analysed. Cops are questioning suspects and all historysheeters of the area have been rounded up. Teams have been unofficially called in and fingerprints lifted.
Brig Rajendar Kumar Sharma (Unknown)
Now we know why the goons are able to shoot at will. Because Delhi Police sleeps on duty
Santanu Dash (Bargarh)
Very interesting. I like this type of news as brings the real police character. How expert our police are. A thanks to the thieves of ATM that they could show the real picture of police..
Amit G (Unknown)
Wonderful, so this is how our police protect us!!
Shankar C Venkat (Unknown)
No wonder why Delhi has so many unresolved cases. When the police does not have any clue on whats happening inside their office, how can you expect them to be efficient in solving cases that are under their jurisdiction? All you know, it might be the handy work of some one "inside". Send them home and they can sleep peacefully. Get fresh legs and mind who are passionate about policing.
Abhijay Singh (Unknown)
Are we safe now if they are not??
Please publish the photograph of the station house officer for viewing pleasure of the public.
Gautam Daniel ()
Its not a SIN to sleep. Even the cops need to Sleep, if our MP's can sleep in the Parliament why not the cops in the Police Station
Prasad Ch (India)
Very bad part of Delhi Police...now a days they are loosing fitness by not doing proper exercises and drills resulting in suffering with obesity and other health issues which are landing them in troubles...
Debi Acharya (Unknown)
When police are inactive, burglars do all the merry. it is shame to the police department.