3 women arrested for stealing heritage furniture

Chandigarh: With the arrest of three women, police today claimed to have solved a case of theft of heritage furniture from Le-Corbusier Center here last September.

The stolen heritage property was also recovered from their possession, police said, adding, the value of the said furniture was crores of rupees in the international market.

Accused were identified as Rekha (35), Seema (40) and Hasheena (30), all residents of Chandigarh, police said.

Heritage tables and cushioned V shape chairs were stolen from the Le-Corbusier Center at Sector-19 here on the intervening night of 23 and 24 September 2015. A case was registered on the complaint of Deepika Gandhi, Director of the Center.

The accused had tried to sell the furniture, but after the matter was reported in the media, they could not dispose them of and hid them in the ‘Jhuggis’ in Sector 25, police said.

Earlier, police had arrested four persons in connection with the theft of heritage furniture from Chandigarh College of Arts at Sector 10 last month.