On Saturday night, seven guns of the British era were stolen from the Raj Bhawan at Mount Abu in Rajasthan. According to the local authorities, the antique guns were mounted on the wall of the palace as decorative pieces for decades.
Senior police personnel told the reporters that “We got the information at 9.30 Sunday morning that the lock was broken and the guns were stolen.” The watchman, gardener and the sweeper all were on leave that day. The thieves have taken advantage of the situation as they were well aware of the matter, said the police. The guns were outdated and there was no other security for the guns as they were just “show-pieces”. The thieves broke into the palace, where nine guns were displayed.
The Governor has ordered to review the security arrangements of the Raj Bhavan and has directed to start a probe to find out the stolen guns. Several police teams have already started the investigation in search of the thieves.
After checking the CCTV footage of the palace it has seen that two or three men are getting in and leaving the premises. Police are thoroughly examining the footage and trying to identify the men.
The Raj Bhavan was built in 1868 in British-India. The British officers chose the place of Mount Abu as a summer stay.