India, May 16 -- A wad of currency worth Rs 2 lakh, which helped the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) trap an accused in a corruption case, ended up getting stolen from one of the safest places possible: the courtroom. The cash, part of evidence in a case being heard in the court, was allegedly stolen by a court staffer and was recovered by police from a room adjacent to the chamber of the judge.

The rare crime unfolded as special CBI judge Vimal Kumar Yadav was presiding over a corruption case at the newly inaugurated Rouse Avenue court near the Income Tax Office in central Delhi on May 1.

Police said that they booked court staffer Kamal Singh Rawat, an "orderly", for the theft and that he has been suspended by the court. If convi...