Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on camSanjay Yadav | TNN | Feb 10, 2016, 10.03 AM IST
Gurgaon: A Jain temple in Sector 4 was robbed in the early hours of Tuesday. The robbery of cash and silver ornaments worth lakhs was captured in its entirety on a CCTV camera installed inside the temple premises. An FIR has been registered at Sector 5 police station and cops are trying to identify the thieves by studying the CCTV footage.
Rishabh Jain, president of the temple, said the thieves stole 2.5 kg of silver items, consisting of nine canopies, three bhav mandals and a plate, and around Rs 25,000 in cash from the donation box.
According to police, the thieves broke into Aadinath Jinalya at around 3.30 am from the roof. The CCTV footage shows two men using light from cellphones to break open the lockers in the dark. They spent around an hour inside the temple. In October last year, there was another robbery attempt on the temple, but it had then failed. It's not clear yet whether the same gang is behind Tuesday's theft.
Abhay Jain, spokesperson of the Gurgaon Jain community, said it is not the first time a Jain temple has been targeted. A year back, a Jain temple in Shikohpur was looted and in 2007, a temple in Sadar Bazar was targeted by thieves.
"Jain temples are on the hit list of thieves. The area around the temples need regular patrolling and extra security. We want immediate action," added Jain.
"An FIR has been registered and investigation is on," said inspector Shailender Kumar, SHO, Sector 5 police station.
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