One another tree was stolen from botanical garden on the arts faculty campus of Vadodra’s MS University (MSU) campus. The theft came to light in the early hours of Monday when a worker reached the garden. According to police, the thieves stole the stem of the tree which stood at the gate of the garden. The stolen stem is estimated to be eight feet in height and value is estimated at Rs 20,000.
The theft was registered at Sayajigunj police station late on Monday evening. Police believe that the same gang of thieves that stole two trees last week could be involved in the recent incident. Cops are also not denying role of security guards of the university. Security guards of private contractor have been hired. University officials said that the guards have been asked to be extra careful in those campuses where sandalwood trees are present.
It was on November 15 that sandalwood trees were stolen from the official bungalow of university’s vice-chancellor and Chamelibaug which houses the university guest house.