|Home Minister Chidambaram|
When Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was busy making plans to arrest 73 year old civil activist Anna Hazare and his supporters, his ancestral home near Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu was burgled.
The house where the burglary happened is the ancestral property of Chidambaram and his relatives. It is in Kandanur near Karaikudi, which is around 430 km from Chennai and is used by the family members to conduct weddings and other major functions.
According to Police the burglary came to light on Monday when the caretaker went to the house and found some rooms and cupboards on the first and ground floors were broken into. The burglars seemed to have gained entry by removing the roof tiles.
Police said finger print and dog squads were sent to the spot to gather clues. The loss estimate is not known as the owners or their representatives are yet to arrive. Police said Chidambaram or his family do not reside there but he does have a share in the property.