Ukraine Envoy's Phone, Stolen While Taking Selfie At Red Fort, Recovered

Ukraine's ambassador to India Igor Polikha said he was taking photos using his mobile near the Red Fort when a person simply snatched the device and ran away

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Ukraine Envoy's Phone, Stolen While Taking Selfie At Red Fort, Recovered

Ukrainian envoy Igor Polikha told police he was alone when the theft took place

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Igor Polikha wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh to report the theft
  2. The thief had simply snatched the envoy's phone and ran away
  3. A person has been arrested in connection to the theft
Ukraine's ambassador to India whose phone was stolen on Wednesday has been recovered by Delhi Police. Ambassador Igor Polikha was clicking a selfie near the Red Fort when his mobile was snatched away. One person has been arrested in the case.

Mr Polikha, who had written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the Delhi Police commissioner to report the theft, said that he was taking photos using his mobile near the Red Fort, which stands in one of the capital's most bustling areas, when a person simply snatched the device and ran away.

The envoy has told the police that he was alone when the theft took place around 9:15 am. His driver was waiting by his car.

Some 100 people have been questioned over the past two days. The Delhi Police says it has formed teams to investigate and will track down the thief soon. The police claim they already have clues.

Mr Polikha was appointed envoy to India last year.

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