Dharamsala: Property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted when two shops were set on fire by some unidentified miscreants who managed to flee with some valuable gift items at Chetru in Kangra district last night, police said on Thursday.
Kangra SDPO Jeet Singh Thakur told media persons that Ashish Guleria, a resident of Chetru, lodged a report with Kangra police that some miscreants had set on fire two shops housing a gift center owned by him and a chemist shop run by his tenant last night. He said that in the complaint Guleria mentioned that some valuable gift items including mobile phones and digital cameras were stolen from the shop and after the burglary the thieves set the shops on fire.
Thakur said property worth Rs 3 lakhs was destroyed in the gift center and medicines worth Rs 4 lakh were also destroyed. He said police during investigation found lock of the gift shop missing and some stolen items lying on Dharamsala road. He said a case under sections 436 and 380 of IPC was registered against unidentified burglars. No arrests have been made as yet in the case, he added.