With the arrest of a 27-year-old video editor, a team of the Delhi Police claimed to have worked out a case of theft committed at the residence of famous Bollywood singer Amreek Singh alias Mika. A theft had taken place at the Mika’s Mumbai residence and a case in this connection was registered at the Oshiwara police station in Mumbai.

The accused was identified as Ankit Vasan, who had worked with the singer for a long time, said the police.

According to DCP Vijaykumar, the police got a tip-off on 31 July about the suspect. Immediately, a team was constituted and raids were conducted at probable hideouts. Finally, the police succeeded in arresting Vasan from from his girlfriend’s residence in Vikaspuri here.

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On sustained interrogation, said the police, Ankit Vasan confessed that he had been working with singer Mika for 15 years and had been regularly stealing the singer’s cash and valuables.

On 29 July, after the singer learnt about this, Vasan fled from Mika’s studio/office. He had tried to hide in Mumbai for two days but came to Delhi on 1 August.

The police said they recovered $ 6,900 and Rs 50,000 in cash and Rs 5 lakh kept in three bank accounts. A hard disc containing music software and keys to Mika’s studio were also recovered from his possession.