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Two maids held in connection with theft at Chidambaram's house

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Two maids employed at former Union P Chidambaram's house here have been arrested for allegedly stealing cash and jewels, a senior police official said today.

"The accused Vennila (45) and her sister (49) who have been working in the former union minister's house for over 15 years have been arrested," the told

CCTV footage showed Vennila entering a room on the first floor of the house where cash and jewels were kept, he said.

As per the footage, the theft was committed by her, the said.

Later, she handed over the valuables to Viji, he added.

On Sunday, cash and jewels were reported stolen from the senior congress leader's house here.

A had told that Rs 1.5 lakh in cash and gold jewels worth Rs one lakh had gone missing some days ago, with the theft coming to light recently.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 21:05 IST