Hair clinic staffer steals Rs 31-lakh diamond ring in Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills, flushes it down toilet | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: A woman staffer at a hair and skin clinic in upscale Jubilee Hills was arrested on the charge of stealing a diamond ring, worth Rs 31 lakh, of a customer.
The ring was retrieved from the clinic’s washroom drain pipe on Sunday, as the accused woman, Lalasa, panicked and flushed it down the pot as she didn’t want to be caught with it.
The Jubilee Hills police said a woman customer was at the clinic three days ago to get a procedure done. She was told to remove the ring and given a box to keep the ring safe.
Done with the treatment, the woman left for her residence in Banjara Hills. It was after two hours she realized that she forgot to collect the ring and went back to the clinic.
The staff and management, however, disclaimed any knowledge of the ring and displayed an empty box before the customer.
After failing to elicit any response from the clinic, the customer registered a complaint with the Jubilee Hills police.
Police scanned through the CCTV footage inside the clinic and spoke to the staff who were in the clinic at the time but drew a blank, as they did not find any clues. “At the time the complainant was taking treatment, a doctor and her assistant, Lalasa, were inside the room.
We suspected the role of Lalasa and asked her about it, however she denied taking the ring. “We asked her to come down to the police station,” Ram Prasad, Jubilee Hills detective inspector, told TOI. The next day, Lalasa went to the hair clinic.
As soon as she arrived there, she first went directly to the washroom, which was recorded on the CCTV. On persistent interrogation, she told investigators that she was in possession
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Civic body, Kolkata Police traffic wing shoot down shoe store plan in place of Elite cinema | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Movie buffs of the city, alarmed by the news of Elite making way for a footwear store, have heaved a sigh of relief – for now. A proposal was sent to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation seeking permission to convert the cinema into a store while retaining the retro fittings and some old pillars.
However, the Municipal Building Committee has rejected the plan. Movie buffs are happy that for the time being the cinema structure can be saved from demolition since the traffic wing of the Kolkata Police has also objected.
“Though we knew some of the provisions of the KMC building rules won’t allow construction of a major shoe store on SN Banerjee Road, we had sent the proposal to the Municipal Building Committee. The matter was discussed at the meeting and after an objection was raised by the traffic wing of the Kolkata Police, we decided to give it a fresh look. Now it appears that giving a nod to such a proposal will be next to impossible,” said a KMC buildings department senior official.
What has surprised single screen lovers is the fact that Elite does not figure in the city’s list of heritage buildings despite the cinema’s illustrious history. According to a KMC official, when a survey was on to identify the city’s heritage structure and prepare a gradation list in the mid-90s, the task was done in a hurried way. “The survey reflected personal choice and whims of a section of the experts. So, some prominent structures were excluded from the list,” said a civic official.
Photographer Bijoy Chowdhury, whose calendar titled ‘The Melody of Single Screen in Kolkata’ has pictures of the city’s single screens, is appalled by the way Kolkata is callous about preserving these buildings. “It is a shame that Chaplin was
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