At a event such as the funeral of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the Nigambodh ghat on Sunday, a group of pickpockets had swiftly cleaned their hands on as many as 11 persons who were present there to pay their last tributes to the BJP leader.
BJP MP Babul Supriyo, Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijarawala and a Hindi Khabar reporter were among those 11 persons whom the thieves had targeted at the gathering.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Tijarawala complained that he, along with 10 others, lost their mobile phones the previous evening.
दुखी मन के साथ जब सब आधुनिक भारत के प्रखर व्यक्तित्व श्री अरुण जेटली जी को अंतिम प्रणाम कर रहे थे तब ये फोटो जिस मोबाइल से लिया गया वह फोन भी मुझे अंतिम प्रणाम कर गया।— Tijarawala SK (@tijarawala) August 26, 2019
दुखद है कि..#निगमबोधघाट में मेरा, पूर्व मंत्री, सांसद श्री @SuPriyoBabul जी व 9 अन्य लोगों के फोन चोरी हो गए.! pic.twitter.com/ZgkYMJCExB
Scribing in Hindi, he said that when they all were paying their last tribute to Jaitley, the phone from which this photo was taken, also gave him a final good bye. Sad that people are not sparing cremation ground and are taking the advantage of stealing things.
In a series of tweets, Tijarawala shared the current location of his lost phone.
मेरे फोन का IMEI NO. 358960061249192 make Motorola Moto Z Play है।— Tijarawala SK (@tijarawala) August 26, 2019
मेरा फोन कल दिन भर कहां कहां रहा, सारा विवरण संलग्न है
बस @DelhiPolice की तुरंत कार्यवाही से एक साथ अनेक फोन चोरी की बड़ी घटना का पर्दाफाश हो.सकता है। #निगमबोधघाट पर #riparunjaitely
के संस्कार में ऐसा दुखद है। pic.twitter.com/tGQPhmPiZp
MP Babul Supriyo also taking to the social media platform to express his plight.
Chori nehi Dada. Bohot smartly pickpocket kar kia gaya•that push & over 6 of us lost our phones in one single spot! I had even caught the guy’s hand while trying to save myself from tumbling over but it slipped away. I am told at least 35 people got their phones pickpocked😪 https://t.co/I7BqUsz88y— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) August 26, 2019