In a theft that recently came to light, several laptops were stolen from Amazon’s largest Indian warehouse at Kothur in Telangana’s Rangareddy district.
The incident came to light after Amazon warehouse supervisor Naga Subbareddy lodged a complaint with the Kothur police that five workers had stolen the goods.
According to reports, the missing goods include 20 HP laptops and 16 Apple laptops, worth approximately Rs 20 lakh.
The Times of India reported that the theft was noticed, after an internal audit that took place on February 15.
“The internal audit revealed that five employees had stolen laptops worth over Rs 20 lakh. When the workers were asked, some returned stolen laptops, but others did not,” Kothur SI A Srisailam told TOI.
“Considering the security setup established around the warehouse by the firm, it is not possible for outsiders to enter and commit the theft. Based on this, it is suspected that persons working inside could be involved in the case,” an officer told Telangana Today.
Following the police complaint, a case has been registered under section 308 of IPC, which deals with theft.
It was in June 2015, that Amazon opened its biggest ‘fulfilment centre’ (FC) or warehouse in India, at Kothur in Telangana.
Spread over 280,000 square feet, the facility was built, around 60km from Hyderabad.
The FC covers one million square feet of space with a storage capacity of over 2.5 million cubic metres, the company said.
At the time, it was announced that the facility, which was the largest investment by Amazon in any state, would help small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Telangana and the nearby region to gain access to and service customers across the country at low operating costs.