A theft most fowl

Posted on October 11, 2005 

A theft most fowl

Indian police have put a man who allegedly stole five chickens from a top magistrate on their ‘most wanted’ list.

A special team was set up by Banswara police to trace the thief who stole “four hens and a cock” from the house of chief judicial magistrate Rajinder Singh Bankawat.

The Statesman of Calcutta quotes a source as saying: “As the residence of the chief judicial magistrate is in a secluded place, the thief found it easy to steal the hens and the cock.

“A policeman on duty was sleeping when the incident took place.”

Officers of the force swung into action after the local bar association asked for the culprit’s immediate arrest.

They also asked for armed policemen to be appointed to stand guard outside of the homes of judicial officers.

Police spokesman Abhay Singh said: “We are confident that we shall arrest the thief soon.”


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