Plant stolen from house; CCTV footage shows policemen behind theft
Sreekaryam: A plant, along with the pot in which it was planted, was stolen from a house in Chempazhanthy in Thiruvananthapuram. However, when the family and the locals checked the the CCTV visuals of a nearby temple, they were shocked. A group of policemen, who were on patrolling duty, were the real culprits behind the incident. When the news anout the incident got leaked, efforts were made to compromise on the issue.
The incident happened on July 16 at 4.50 am.
The footages of the theft were received from the CCTVs of Avukulam temple. The footage showed a group of policemen arriving in a jeep and stealing the plant. Locals also claim that the region was outside their jurisdiction.
There were two policemen in the jeep. The footage showed one of them taking the plant kept on top of a compound wall after observing the surroundings carefully. The family came to know of the incident after they examined the footage from the temple CCTVs the next day. However, they did not file a complaint as the culprits were policemen. The incident became a controversy after the locals came to know about it. Following this, police officers visited the house and asked the family not to hand over the footage to anyone else.