Fire safety equipment stolen from hospital

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 14 July 2018

Police Inspector Rajendra Mohite of Khadki police station rules out the entry of outside people into the campus of the Military Hospital, as there is a security post on the entrance gate that maintains the entry of any person coming to the hospital.

PUNE: 34 fire hydrants worth Rs 4 lakh were stolen from a highly secured Military Hospital located at Range Hills in Khadki.

The theft was discovered by military authorities on Wednesday after which an FIR was registered at Khadki police station. There were 39 double outlet type (twin) fire hydrants in the Military Hospital, out of which 34 were found missing by the authorities.

Police Inspector Rajendra Mohite of Khadki police station rules out the entry of outside people into the campus of the Military Hospital, as there is a security post on the entrance gate that maintains the entry of any person coming to the hospital.

He said, “After checking the CCTV footage, we can see a person taking away the fire safety equipment. The person stealing the equipment is a contractual labourer working inside the hospital campus; however, we have not managed to identify him yet, but will nab him soon.”

Khadki police informed that the theft was discovered on Wednesday during a routine check by military authorities inside the hospital, who found 34 double outlet type (twin) fire hydrants missing from the spot.

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