Miscreant steals away donated money from Sera-Jhe Dro-Pheng-Ling Gonpa (Chandmari)

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Sikkim Review

Gangtok, November 25:

Two unknown miscreants stole away a sum Rs 50 to 60 thousand from Sera-Jhe Dro-Pheng-Ling Gonpa located at Chandmari. Entire video of the theft was captured in CC camera and police are trying to ascertain the offender. Gangtok seems to have become a safe haven for criminals, especially theft, chain and mobile phone snatchers as incidents of the theft, chain and mobile phone snatching are on rise. As per the police report yesterday at around 1222 hrs, received a written FIR from Lobsan Gyaltsen, 54 yrs saying on the same morning, at around 0600 hrs, he had gone to Sera-Jhe Dro-Pheng-Ling Gonpa located at Chandmari in order to offering prayer and while he was walking around the Gumpa, he noticed that the main door of the Gumpa was opened. As such, Complainant went inside and checked the CCTV footage wherein it was revealed that on 24/11/2021, at around oo30 hrs, two unknown miscreants took out some cash amounting to Rs- 50000 to R$- 60000/- from the donation box, put inside their bag and fled away.

On Tuesday night, where one middle aged man named Tapas Banerjee, resident of Hotel Venus, below High Court, Gangtok was attacked by three unknown persons from behind and thereby snatched away his mobile phone and fled away from the spot. The incident took place near Hospital dara below High Court. Later, the victim filed a written complaint in this connection.

Worth mentioning here, at least one chain snatching incident was also reported at Lal Bajaar (Thado Line) last month and one case of theft was also reported from Namnang wherein a cash amounting to Rs. 10,20,000, (ii) gold bangles- 02 nos. weighing 100 gm. & silver coins, silver plates and glass were missing from the Godrej were stolen not only this but many cases of thefts are being reported frequently in Gangtok town.

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