Bi­har MLA’S iphone snatched in Delhi

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO - Shiv Sunny shiv.sunny@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEWDELHI: Three weeks af­ter the Ukraine am­bas­sador’s mo­bile phone was snatched near Red Fort, an MLA from Bi­har too be­came a vic­tim of street crime in Delhi. Jibesh Ku­mar, a 44-year-old BJP leg­is­la­tor from Jal­ley con­stituency in Darb­hanga, lost his iphone to two bike-borne snatch­ers in Ro­hini on Tues­day.

The po­lice quickly swung into ac­tion but have been un­able to find the phone 60 hours af­ter the crime. “Res­i­dents of this lo­cal­ity go for evening walks on the street where the snatch­ing hap­pened. I did not know it was no­to­ri­ous for street crimes,” Ku­mar said on Thurs­day.

Ku­mar was in Delhi to meet his chil­dren who study here and live at Shanti Apart­ment in sec- tor 23. “I re­ceived a call and walked out of the apart­ment to talk. I had barely spo­ken for a few min­utes when I felt a tap on my hand and phone,” he said.

He said he could not read the num­ber plate of the bike as it all hap­pened swiftly. “In less than a sec­ond, they had snatched my phone and were speed­ing away. They were gone in no time,” Ku­mar said, deny­ing TV news re­ports that he was threat­ened.

He shouted for help a cou­ple of times, but it was too late. “Lo­cals told me later that there have been many cases of snatch­ing around this apart­ment. A month ago, a young work­ing wo­man’s new phone was snatched barely 100 me­tres away. An­other wo­man’s hand­bag was snatched while she was get­ting off an auto,” he al­leged.

The MLA said he was shocked by the au­dac­ity of the crime .

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