Crime Reporter’s Phone Snatched Near Delhi Police Headquarters

The journalist was typing a story on his Samsung A5 when his phone was snatched.

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In the last few months, several journalists have reported that their phones were snatched near Delhi police headquarters. (Photo: iStock)

Crime reporter Anand Tiwari had taken an auto from right outside the Delhi Police Headquarters on Sunday night along with a friend. Within minutes of boarding the auto – when he was typing a story on his phone – his Samsung A5 was snatched by two people on a black scooty.

Tiwari, who is working as a senior crime correspondent with News18 India, said that he tried calling his phone immediately, but his phone was unreachable. The snatchers, he added, were wearing helmets so he could not identify them.

He added that he will file an FIR with the Indraprastha police station on Monday.

Speaking to The Quint, Tiwari said:

In the past few months alone, I know of four journalists whose phones were snatched near the police headquarters. None of the phones have been recovered. If this is a recurrence right outside the headquarters, it raises strong questions regarding the law and order situation.

A Wake up Call From Journalists?

Journalists also took to Twitter to make people aware of the number of phones being snatched from the headquarters and questioned why such snatchers are not being traced by police.

Not The Safest Place Anymore?

A few years ago, it was reported that expensive steel railings were fixed outside the police headquarters, considering the round-the-clock security that would be available in the area.

However, a number of steel rods were stolen from the railings despite heavy security. Around 50 rods were stolen from the railings which were recently laid.

The traditional railings cost around Rs 80/kg. The steel rods cost around Rs 600/kg.
PWD Official to the Daily Mail

According to the report, the stealing of the rods could not be an accident as the headquarters see heavy vehicular movement every day.

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