Robbery at Saif Ali Khan's office, FIR lodged
As summer approached in Mumbai and the dust covers were taken off the ACs, it was discovered that no less than 11 split air conditioners have gone missing and that too about two months ago without anybody being the wiser. The theft happened in the home production of Saif Ali Khan named Illuminati films located on the Khar Road. It is really rather funny that the thieves walked off with 11 ACs without anybody noticing the missing items for a couple of months. It was only on Wednesday night that the manager of the production house, Nazia Ali Khan approached Saif to inform him of the theft and a FIR was lodged in the Khar police station.
The theft reportedly occurred when the office was undergoing a renovation. All the goods were shifted to a godown located in the basement of the residence of the actor. Once the renovations were complete, the goods were moved back. It is suspected that the theft occurred at the time of the movement.
Fortunately, the police has proved to be more sharp eyed than either the Bullett Raja actor or his production house manager. They interviewed all the employees and finally zeroed in on two of them. An officer of the Khar police station said, “We picked up the employees on the same day and began interrogating them one by one. After questioning many of them, we zeroed in on two. And upon their sustained interrogation, the duo confessed to the crime.” The two were identified as Shubhash Sahu and Shamin Solanki. Both had been working for Illuminati Films for the last five years. Sahu lives in Grant Road while Solanki lives in Juhu. The two confessed to committing the crime as they were facing very difficult times financially. One of them had needed the money to fund the wedding of his younger sister.
Inspector C. D. Mello said, “The accused have been charged under sections 381 (theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced in the Bandra metropolitan magistrate court and remanded in police custody till February 18. We are yet to make recovery of the stolen items. Investigations are on to find out who bought the ACs.” However, the facts are that since the ACs were sold off almost two months ago, it is now very difficult to trace the buyers.