In a flip of occasions, a 46-year-old man from Modinagar, Ghaziabad, was arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing ₹4 lakh in money from his own home, police stated, including that the person himself had filed a grievance concerning the theft, to divert consideration away from his involvement.
In keeping with police, Jaypal Singh, the complainant-turned-suspect, had lodged an FIR for theft at the Modinagar police station. Singh claimed that on August 9, his spouse, Soniya Singh, had gone to the market round 11 am, returning at roughly 3:30 pm, solely to find their residence ransacked and ₹4 lakh, saved inside a field, conspicuously absent.
The lacking money, because it was found in the course of the investigation, initially belonged to Jaypal’s brother-in-law, Pradeep Singh. Simply twenty days prior, Pradeep had liquidated a plot of land in Baghpat, entrusting the substantial sum to his sister, Soniya.
“Through the questioning, we got here to know that solely three folks, Jaypal, Soniya and Pradeep, had details about the money. In keeping with Soniya, whereas she and her husband had been out there, her husband had left for a while and got here again,” stated a police investigator.
Based mostly on the suspicion, Jaypal was questioned intensively throughout which he confessed to the crime.
Gyan Prakash Rai, ACP (Modinagar), stated, “Jaypal stated that after he went to market, he left his spouse in a financial institution and went to his home. He pulled out the money stored within the field and pulled out a slab of stone from the balcony of the home and dug up a pit. There, he hid the money in a bag and put the stone slab again. Thereafter, he returned to the market and joined his spouse was making some purchases with their youngsters.”
“Earlier than returning to the market, Jaypal additionally ransacked the home intentionally in order that it appeared like a case of theft to his spouse. Throughout questioning, Soniya advised police that her husband wanted some cash and he had requested her to half with some money from ₹4 lakh which was stored in the home. She, nonetheless, denied him. We additionally got here to know that he additionally had taken some mortgage and wished to repay it,” ACP added.
Investigators stated that apart from the money, no different valuables had been discovered lacking from the home and the money was recovered.