Chandigarh: Ahead of the proposed high-profile visit of French President Francois Hollande to the city on January 24, heritage furniture, including 15 chairs designed by French architect Le Corbusier, was stolen from the Chandigarh College of Arts in Chandigarh.
Although no arrests have been made, a case under Sections 457 (break-in) and 380 (theft) of IPC has been registered in this regard, police said on Tuesday.
"Heritage furniture has been stolen from the Sector-10 College of Arts. The furniture includes 15 chairs and one table," said Chandigarh Police, Sector 3, SHO, Neeraj Sarna.
The theft occurred last night despite guards being posted outside the storeroom. The guards are being questioned by the police, Mr Sarna said, adding, however, that nobody has been arrested so far in the case.
The French President, who is to be the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, is expected to visit Chandigarh this coming Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to receive the French President in Chandigarh on January 24.
Although no official confirmation has been received, President Hollande is likely to visit the Capitol Complex, Rock Garden and the Sector-10 museum. The Capitol complex comprises the Secretariat, high court and the Assembly, which was designed by eminent French architect Le Corbusier....