Formal Letter Writing ICSE 2000

Write a letter to the local police complaining of a theft in neighbouring flat. This Formal Letter was asked in ICSE 2000 board exam. You can find Previous Year Formal Letter Writing asked in ICSE board exams.

Formal Letter Writing ICSE 2000

124, Nehru Apartments
Gomti Nagar
15th October 1999

The Superintendent of Police
Police Station
Gomti Nagar

Dear Sir,

Subject : Theft in Nehru Apartment

I would like to draw your kind attention to a theft that took place in my neighbouring flat number 123 Nehru Apartments, on the intervening night of 10th /11th October. The owner of the flat Mr R.N. Gupta, a close friend of mine had gone to Delhi to attend a wedding with his family, the previous night. In the morning when I came out of my flat for my usual morning walk, I found the main door of his flat ajar with a broken lock flung on the floor. Fearing the worst, I informed the local police station of the incident, and also my friend at Delhi. The local police took an hour’s time to come to the scene. By that time a sizeable crowd had gathered in front of the flat.

Despite my insistence, the inspector Mr. S.K. Sharma, was unable to summon the dog squad, that could have given some vital clues for catching the culprit. However nothing much was done, except for waiting for the family to return and record their statements. Mr. Gupta informed that the valuables amounting to rupees two lakhs have been stolen. The pace at which the investigation is in progress, there is no hope of catching the thief.

It is indeed very surprising to note, that despite the tremendous advances made in criminology, our police is still adopting ancient methods of investigation. There is also no preventive measure to tackle this menace that has become a frequent occurrence. I would therefore request you to kindly have this theft investigated. Appropriate measures must also be taken to ensure the safety of the inhabitants of these apartments.

Yours truly,
Sudhanshu Saxena


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