Cop’s daughter arrested for snatching mobile phones

New Delhi: Two persons, including the daughter of a Delhi Police sub-inspector, have been arrested for allegedly being involved in snatching mobile phones in northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area, police said today.

The duo was arrested yesterday when two policemen noticed them in a car having no number plate, a police official said.

“She and her accomplice, used to target lone girls on the road by requesting them to allow her to use their mobile phones to make a call, citing an emergency. They used to flee in the car which didn’t have a number plate,” DCP (Northwest) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said.

The duo used to operate in Model Town, Mukherjee Nagar, Maurice Nagar, Roop Nagar and surrounding areas, the officer said, adding in the wake of the rising incidents of mobile snatching, a special team was constituted and vigil was stepped up in the areas where the incidents occurred.

During interrogation, the woman claimed to be a graduate of Delhi University, married, and has an eight-year-old son.

She also said that she was saving money to hire goons and harass her estranged husband, Dumbere claimed.

Her father is a Delhi police sub-inspector, he said.

“The other accused, Neeraj, is also married and have a strained relationship with his wife. He has a five-year-old daughter and claims to have been supplying toys and stationery to shopkeepers,” a police officer said.