Police arrest jewel thief

[Indrajit Tingwa]
BORDUMSA, Nov 8: The police here in Changlang district arrested one Sanjay Mandal (20) on Wednesday for stealing jewels worth Rs 26.56 lakhs from Routing Singpho, wife of former minister CC Singpho.
Reportedly, in September, when Routing was in Itanagar, Mandal, who worked as her household help, stole her jewels, including gold, silver, valuable gems, and traditional Singpho beads, amounting to Rs 26.56 lakhs.
The case was reported to Miao SDPO Tasi Darang, and Bordumsa police station Inspector T Langching registered a case under Section 381/461 IPC and started investigation.
The police have reportedly managed to recover about 80 percent of the jewels, and have handed them over to the owner.
During the course of the investigation, it came to light that the stolen jewels were sold to local jewellers and some individuals in Bordumsa.
While efforts are on to recover the remaining jewels, the accused has been taken in custody and detained for further investigation.
The entire case was supervised by Changlang SP JK Lego.