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Gurgaon cops chase, catch mobile phone snatchers

Gurgaon police chief Sandeep Khirwar said the acts will reinforce people’s faith in the police

gurgaon Updated: Jul 12, 2017 21:48 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
hindustan times
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Gurgaon commissioner of police Sandeep Khirwar awarded a commendation certificate along with a cash reward of ₹3,000 to ASI Rajesh Kumar catching a mobile phone snatcher. (HT PHOTO)

In two separate incidents, two Gurgaon policemen ran over half-a-kilometre each to catch hold of two criminals who had snatched mobile phones from women.

In both the cases, the police not only managed to catch hold of the accused but also recovered the stolen mobile phones from them.

ASI Rajesh Kumar, who is posted in Sector-53 police station and had gone for some personal work on Tuesday at the UCO Bank at Jail chowk near Sadar Bazar, Gurgaon. As soon as he came out of the branch, he heard a woman shouting loudly and pointing at a man, who she said had snatched her mobile phone. However, but no one responded to her cries for help.

“Spotting the culprit, Kumar, who was not on duty at the time, went after him and was able to catch him after a chase of almost 600 metres. He recovered the stolen phone from him,” Ravinder Kumar, public relations officer, Gurgaon police, said.

The accused was identified as Shokat Ali of Rithoda village at Rojka Mev in Mewat district. A case was registered under section 379A of the IPC.

Appreciating the good work done by ASI Rajesh, Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar awarded him a commendation certificate and a cash reward of ₹3,000.

“This is an exemplary act and will set an example for the rest of the police force. It reinforces the faith of common man in police,” Khirwar said.

In another incident on Wednesday, a Gurgaon police constable, Kapil, who was posted at district police lines, heard a girl shouting that her phone had been snatched by a youth. As soon as Kapil spotted the accused, who was almost 500 metres away, he ran after him and nabbed him after a few minutes of chase.

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As the incident happened around 1.30 pm near the busy Sadar Bazar, a large crowd gathered at the spot and was ready to thrash the culprit. However, the constable rescued him from the mob and managed to whisk him away.

The accused, who was taken to the Sector 14 police station gave his name as Sukhpal, a resident of Ludhiana. A case of theft under section 379A of IPC was registered against him at the City police station.

First Published: Jul 12, 2017 21:48 IST