PM’s niece case: Snatch­ers in their teens

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City | Street Crime -

Da­mayan­tiben, her hus­band,Vikas, and their two chil­dren had reached the Old Delhi rail­way sta­tion from Am­rit­sar around 7am and were to leave for Ahmed­abad on an af­ter­noon flight. They had booked a room at the guest­house. The auto-rick­shaw had dropped the fam­ily out­side the guest­house around 7.15am.

Da­mayan­tiben said that Vikas and the chil­dren were help­ing with the lug­gage and she was pay­ing the fare to the auto driver when she was caught un­awares. In her state­ment, she said that two youths sud­denly drove to­wards them from the Raj Ni­was side in the wrong car­riage­way at a high speed and slowed down near the auto-rick­shaw. The pil­lion rider bent for­ward and snatched her bag from the seat. Raj Ni­was Marg. Out­side Shree Delhi Gu­jarati Sa­maj guest­house

While they are of­fload­ing their lug­gage, two men

“They zipped past be­fore I could even re­act. They seemed to be in their teens. I do not re­call whether they were wear­ing a hel­met but the pil­lion rider was lanky while the guy driv­ing the bike was short,” she told TOI.

The youths drove to­wards Sham Nath Marg and dis­ap­peared. Modi and her hus­band called out for help but there was no one in the vicin­ity who could give a chase. The footage shows the youths driv­ing zig-zag through the road.

Da­mayan­tiben man­aged to con­tact the cops with help from the guest­house after which her state­ment was recorded at the Civil Lines po­lice sta­tion. “We have reg­is­tered a case of snatch­ing and have iden­ti­fied a few peo­ple, in­clud­ing some lo­cal crim­i­nals. We hope to crack the case soon,” said Delhi Po­lice spokesper­son Man­deep Singh Rand­hawa.

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