Thieves decamped with 21 kgs of gold bars worth Rs 6.30 crore, which was kept in a cupboard of industrialist K C Veerendra’s house at Old Town in Challakere on Sunday night.
Thieves also made away with Rs 10.70 lakh in cash from the house of Veerendra’s brother K C Thippeswamy in the same locality, the police said. The thefts took place when the occupants of the houses were away.
The incident came to light when K C Nagaraj, another brother of Veerendra, and his family members returned home on Tuesday morning, the police said. Based on a complaint lodged at the Challakere Police Station, Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Srinath M Joshi, DySP Roshan Jamir and other senior officers visited the spot.
Veerendra, is the son-in-law of senior Kannada actor Doddanna. After the demonetisation was announced, income tax sleuths had raided Veerendra’s house in Challakere and seized cash worth crores in a new currency. He is facing charges of money laundering.