December 9, 2007Foreign Affairs

The curious case of Mr Pal’s stolen laptop

The butler did it!”

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

On the evening of November 12-13, Mr Pal and his wife were out of town. His house was in a well-guarded, well-watched part of town. In addition, it was quite likely that Mr Pal’s employers had their own security officers at the house.

Yet, his house was burgled some time between 8:30 to 9pm, after two expatriate staff members had stepped out of the house for an errand. Curiously, the burglers stole only his briefcase and a laptop computer. Nothing else.

Mr Pal complained to the local police, who are investigating. Meanwhile Mr Pal’s employers believe that it was an inside’ job, with Mr Pal’s local employees as key suspects.

This is a true story. Mr Satyabrata Pal is India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan.

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