MP: Thieves break into BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia’s Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior
A group of robbers broke into BJP MP and Gwalior royal Jyotiraditya Scindia’s Jai Vilas Palace in Madhya Pradesh earlier this week.
The robbers are believed to have entered the palace through a ventilation window. The thieves have decamped with a fan and a computer CPU. The matter came to light on Wednesday afternoon.
On receiving information from Rani Mahal that thieves had entered a room of the palace, a police team and dog squad was rushed to the spot, city superintendent of police (CSP) Ratnesh Tomar said.
The local police have confirmed that a break-in took place either on Monday or Tuesday night at the Rani Mahal of the Jai Vilas Palace, belonging to the Scindias, the erstwhile rulers of Gwalior.
They reportedly damaged property in the room, which used to serve as a bank previously.
After the initial probe, the police believe that the thieves had come looking for some documents. And that’s the reason all the documents in the record room were lying scattered. Later, police recovered the CPU from the roof of the palace.
“We have searched the crime spot. The thieves will be caught soon. We are also trying to find out how the robbers entered the palace despite heavy security,” said Amit Sanghi, Gwalior SP.
Jai Vilas Mahal is a 19th-century palace established by Jayajirao Scindia, the erstwhile Maharaja of Gwalior in 1874 and is currently owned by BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.