Mangalore/Belthangadi, June 19: Rules, laws are made by the people, for the people and off the people.Burglers have proved it right in many ways in one place or other place by robbing, stealing without any fear with “come what May policy”.
The laws are in one side and their acts are in another side. They are not bothered. Their duty is to rob, police duty is to catch, which is not happening and thus burglars are taking the laws into their hands and creating havoc across the district.
The classic example for this is the burglary which took place at two more Basadis in Belthangadi taluk within two days of the theft reported in the Neriya Basadi. Modus operandi may be different from place to place but motto/mission is the one.
Here in the case of Belthangadi Basadi, thieves who broke into the Chaturvinshati Basadi in Bangadi by breaking open the front doors and decamped with the Panchaloha idols of Sri Adinatha Swamy, Vrishabhanatha Swamy, Dharmanatha Swamy and Mahaveera Swamy.
Burglars have not even spared the Basadi of Padmaprabha Theerthankara, situated in the same compound and stolen Padmaprabha Theerthankara idol admeasuring 18-inch and Panchaloha idol of Lord Brama.Sources said they have also made their attempt to loot the Shantinatha Swamy Basadi but their attempts proved futile and decamped only with available cash from the donation box of the Basadi.
The thefts came to light when the priests arrived to perform Puja on Tuesday morning. Senior police officials including DySP Sadananda Varnekar and Circle Inspector Sudhaker Nayak have visited the spot.
A dog squad and finger print experts have also been pressed into service.
It may be recalled here just recently thieves had stolen as many as 17 idols and gold chains from the Neriya Basadi.