Cash, jewels stolen from Congress leader Chidambaram's house; complaint later withdrawn

The finger of suspicion pointed at some persons working in the residence of the former Finance Minister, who has police security for his house.

Published: 08th July 2018 12:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2018 11:58 PM   |  A+A-

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram. (File | AFP)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Cash totalling `one lakh and a few jewellery were stolen from the house of former union minister P Chidambaram at Nungambakkam on Saturday, police said.

Police said the complaint was withdrawn by the family on Sunday morning after servants in the house are said to have confessed to stealing the valuables.

On Saturday night it was noticed that the cash and valuables were missing from the cupboard. "A complaint was lodged at Thousand Lights police station and CCTV footage were scanned and the suspicion fell on the servant maids," said a police source.

Police said they did not proceed with the investigation as on Sunday morning the complaint was withdrawn.

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