NEW DELHI: The Delhi Policehas not pointed out any pattern in repeated attacks at churches in the capital, calling the latest incident at St Alphonsa Churchas a "stray case", in a report to the Home Ministry. The report added that 265 temples have seen theftsin the last one year as well. The Delhi Police report to the Home Ministryafter the incident at St Alphonsa Church in Vasant Kunj - where unidentified persons broke into the church on early Monday and took away the ciborium after scattering the Holy Eucharist on the ground. There have been four earlier attacks on churches in Delhi in the last two months. "The report does not point to any pattern or link between all these incidents and the present incident is described as a stray case of theft. When Delhi Police was asked why churches were being targeted repeatedly in the capital, the police reasoned orally with us that 265 temples have also seen thefts in Delhi in the last one year but the same has not been highlighted in the media," a Home Ministry official told ET on Wednesday, on condition of anonymity. The Home Ministry, nevertheless, has asked Delhi Police to catch the culprits at the earliest in the present case and also enquired on why arrests have not been made in all earlier four cases at different churches. "A Special Investigation Team was formed after the arson case in a Dilshad Garden church in December. We have sought what has been the progress in that matter too," the ministry official said. The parish priest of St Alphonsa's Church had described the incident as an act of vandalisation, and not theft, as the miscreants had not taken anything else than the ciborium that contained the Holy Eucharist. The donation box and many gold-planted chalices in the antechamber were left untouched. The police, however, registered only a case of theft and defiling a place of worship. http://t.co/HEcjSD1In9 will bjp point out this or keep mum?