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Punishment for theft of documents

One of my employees while leaving job removed the  office property licence issued by local development authority along with  subject file. I complained to police but they have done no0thing saying it is not theft.Then what it is? What is this offense  which tantamount to destroying a property related original allotment letter (licence)and subject file.What is punishment


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advbharathase@yahoo.co.in (advbharathase@yahoo.co.in)     26 July 2011

It is theft by servant of property in possession of master.  If police on inquiry comes to the conclusion that it is not theft case, then file private complaint, before JMFC. Offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine. 

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