- Two unidentified persons snatched the purse of PM Modi's niece in Delhi
- Damayanti Ben Modi was near Gujarati Samah Bhavan in Delhi's Civil Lines
- Police said Damayanti Ben Modi filed a case of snatching
Two unidentified bike-borne anti-social elements today snatched the purse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's niece in North Delhi's Civil Lines.
The incident took place when Damayanti Ben Modi, the daughter of the Prime Minister's brother, was alighting from an auto-rickshaw outside the gates of Gujarati Samaj Bhavan in Civil Lines.
Damayanti Ben Modi returned to Delhi from Amritsar today morning and had booked a room at the Gujarati Samaj Bhavan. She was to leave for Ahmedabad on the same evening.
As the victim arrived at Civil Lines from Old Delhi Railway Station, the robbers came and snatched her purse after she got down from the auto-rickshaw, police said.
According to Damayanti Ben Modi, she had Rs 56,000 cash, two mobile phones and some important documents in the purse snatched by the robbers.
The crime spot is just a few kilometres away from the residences of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The police said that Damayanti Ben Modi has filed a case of snatching and investigation is underway to arrest the culprits.
Taking cognisance into the matter, DCP (North) Monika Bhardwaj said, "A case of snatching has been filed. We are analysing the CCTV footage from the railway station to Civil Lines. The investigation is underway and we will soon arrest the accused."
Several cases of snatching from various parts of the national capital have surfaced in recent times.