Chidambaram’s ancestral home burgled in Tamil Nadu

August 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS  

P. Chidambaram Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s ancestral home near Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu has been burgled.

Police officials have rushed to the spot in Kandanur near Karaikudi, which is around 430 km from here, to carry out investigations.

Speaking to IANS, a police officer Monday said the house where the burglary happened is the ancestral property of Chidambaram and his relatives.

It is used by the family members to conduct weddings and other major functions.

Police said the burglary came to light Monday when the caretaker went to the house and found some rooms and cupboards on the first and ground floors were broken into.

The police official said the burglars seemed to have gained entry by removing the roof tiles.

Police said finger print and dog squads were sent to the spot to gather clues.

According to police, the loss estimate is not known as the owners or their representatives are yet to arrive.

Police said Chidambaram or his family do not reside there but he does have a share in the property.

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