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Delhi: 3 on scooter snatch mobile phone of cop

NEW DELHI: Even Delhi’s traffic cops don't seem to be immune to assaults by way of snatchers. In an incident that recalled how a man had snatched the alcometer from a cop who had stopped him on Barakhamba Road a few months ago, three males on a scooter snatched the cell phone of a policeman that he was once using to challan road violators on Idgah Road in central Delhi on Tuesday.

Assistant sub-inspector Shiv Kumar, who's posted with the Sadar Bazar traffic circle, mentioned that he was once on the DCM roundabout with some colleagues managing the traffic round 6pm. He mentioned that he have been urged by way of senior officials to clear the illegally parked cars along Idgah Road which were causing a traffic jam.

While Kumar was once clicking photographs of the parked cars so that challans may well be issued in opposition to their house owners, three males on a scooter sped in opposition to him and snatched his cell phone. When Kumar chased the trio, one in every of them, riding pillion, placed his quit the registration plate to verify the cop wouldn’t have the ability to notice the quantity down. “I couldn’t catch them since the two-wheeler zigged-zagged during the crowded road,” the cop mentioned in his grievance.

Kumar borrowed a phone from a passerby and knowledgeable the police keep an eye on room. “Footage from CCTV cameras installed within the shops there was once checked, however that they had no longer captured the boys on the scooter amid the group and cars. But I will determine their features if I see them,” Kumar mentioned.

In his statement, the policeman mentioned his was once a Samsung Galaxy S7 instrument and had two SIM cards installed in it. It also had the app via which traffic police e book violators after clicking their photographs.

The loss of the phone has created a safety worry as it is connected to Whatsapp groups that comprise information about traffic and VIP movement. A case was once registered on the Desh Bandhu Gupta Road police station for theft by way of drive and theft.

Kumar mentioned that the 3 males were all aged between 20 and 22 years and looked to be local criminals. They rode in opposition to Ahata Kadara Road in Sadar Bazar after grabbing his phone. Police have no longer dominated out the role of those that have been booked by way of the traffic cop earlier and had, therefore, snatched the phone to wreck the proof.

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