Bihar MLA’s iPhone snatched in Delhi
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 sector 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 .