The 20-year-old youth was found with Rs 8000 stolen from the house
On Sunday, we told you how Big B’s house had been broken into a couple of days ago. Well, now it appears the police have investigated the matter and it turns out that the burglar was a 20-year-old youth, Deepak Kevat. He claimed that he was a fan of Amitabh Bachchan and had slipped into the actor’s house to catch a glimpse of him. The police have also recovered cash stolen from the house.
A few days ago Kevat first reportedly climbed on a gulmohar tree in the compound of a bungalow adjacent to the Bachchan residence, Jalsa, in Juhu. From the tree, he let himself down onto a tin shed erected over Jalsa to prevent rainwater from entering the house and from there, he clambered down to the balcony of Bachchan's bedroom on the top floor. The police said after pocketing Rs 8,000 he found in the drawer of a desk inside the bedroom, Kevat was about to flee, when a domestic help spotted him. The help raised an alarm, following which guards of the bungalow rushed up and caught Kevat and later, handed him over to Juhu cops.
"Kevat has been booked on the charge of house break-in. A metropolitan court has remanded him in police custody for 14 days. A native of Madhya Pradesh, Kevat came to Mumbai a month and a half ago. Here, he has been staying on railway platforms and looking for job. He claims a case of assault was registered against him earlier, but we are yet to verify his crime records," additional commissioner Vishwas Nangre-Patil said. The police are interrogating Kevat to find if he had any other motive behind entering the house.
Shaken by the incident, the superstar wrote a post on his blog: "Spent some anxious moments yesterday since we had a break in! The guy was caught and is with the police now under investigation. Seems like a professional, for he had entered the most sensitive area of the house, Jalsa. Cops and security are in overdrive now. In the end nothing is secure, irrespective of how much precaution one takes."
The police did not divulge if Bachchan or his family, including grandchild Aradhya, were present in the house at the time of the incident.