UP Police Books Imposter For Stealing Ventilator From BHU’s Trauma Centre By Posing As Service EngineerView of the Banaras Hindu University gate

The city police have booked an imposter for stealing a portable ventilator from Banaras Hindu University's (BHU) Trauma Centre by posing as service engineer.

The university officials lodged a case in this connection after the theft came to light on Saturday.

Trauma Centre in-charge Prof S K Gupta said, "A portable ventilator of the hospital was lying defunct in yellow-red area of the campus due to technical snag. On 8 June, a man met the nursing officer of the area claiming that he was a service engineer and had come to repair the ventilator. However, without reporting anything further, he left the campus with the machine."

Inspector Lanka, Ashwini Chaturvedi, said, "Police are trying to identify the fraudster with the help of CCTV footage of the Trauma Centre. As the theft took place in a high security zone, the security personnel deployed there are also being interrogated."

The varsity officials came to know about the theft on Saturday morning when the news went viral on social media. They immediately lodged a case with Lanka police through varsity's proctorial board.

Proctorial board officers were also interrogating the Trauma Centre staff and the security personnel who were on duty at the time of theft.

The Inspector said, "Efforts have been intensified to nab the thief.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber