Bengaluru: A 30-year-old youth claiming to be a software engineer was caught by the staff of the Deputy Commissioner of Bengaluru Urban after he tried to flee with a box full of official seals and envelops on Tuesday evening.
The youth, Syed Abdul, had gone to the DC’s office to meet V. Shankar. Since Mr. Shankar was away on official work, Syed waited for him to return. Later, he allegedly headed out with a box full of seals along with official envelops and letters from the office.
The staff raised an alarm and caught hold of him. He was handed over to the jurisdictional Halasooru Gate police.
The police found that he had several land-related documents. He claimed that he had been running from pillar to post to meet the DC to get his work done, but in vain. He claimed to have stolen the seals out of desperation.
However, the staff of the DC suspect him of stealing the documents on behalf of a builder.
The police have taken him into custody to probe the intention of the theft.