Amid Earthquake Aftershocks, Burglars Loot Ministers’ Houses In Bihar

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7:19 pm 28 Apr, 2015


While the whole nation is trying to stay prepared for earthquake aftershocks, burglars in Bihar are busy looting from politicians houses. Yes, you read it right! As reported by India Today, they have not left any chance to capitalize.

A gang of thieves broke into the residences of three former ministers near Patna airport and ran away with valuables worth lakhs of rupees on Sunday night.

Most of the residents in the area were either out of their houses or on the terraces owing to the rumours about possible quake aftershocks.

The burglars first entered the residence of Muneshwar Choudhary who was a minister in the Rashtriya Janata Dal government and took away valuables worth 7 lakh. The thieves entered the bedroom on the ground floor after removing its window grille.

They adopted the same modus operandi to break into the house of Kripanath Pathak, another former minister who is living in the same locality. The burglars took away an LED television and a set top box. However, they left the stolen items at a distance due to the fear of being caught.

Thirdly, they entered the house of  former minister late PN Sharma. However, could not get much except Rs 4,000 in cash, a belt and a watch from his house.

Though the thefts took place on Sunday, but incidents came into light only on Monday morning. Patna Police is probing the matter.


Well-known politicians like Union minister Ram Vilas Pashwan, Lalu Prasad and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh are among those who have their houses in the same area.

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