The Khar Police has arrested Sunil Solanki (22) and Subhash Shahu (20) who were working as office boys at Saif Ali Khan's Illuminati Films Pvt. Ltd. for stealing air conditioners from the Bandra office of the production house. The two accused allegedly stole nine air conditioners from the office and sold them to a scrap dealer for just Rs 35,000. They have been arrested under section 379 of Indian Penal Code on Wednesday and given police custody till February 18.
The office was under renovation and all the furniture was shifted to a godown in the basement of Saif's residence. After the repairs the two boys were asked to move all the furniture back to Saif's Hill Road office. Three days ago, the ACs were found missing and Saif's assistant, Nazia Ali Khan, lodged a complaint with the Khar Police Station. During interrogation, the cops learnt that Sunil and Subhash were on leave. They picked them up and during questioning, the duo confessed to the theft. According to the cops, Subhash said that his sister was unwell and he needed money for her operation. He had asked for an advance but was refused. So he stole and sold off the ACs. The duo was working for the company for the past couple of years and earned around Rs 5000 a month. Police inspector Dilip Kale of Khar PS said: "The two were not seen at work after the theft. We have arrested them and are questioning them to recover the stolen goods."