The Hush Post / 10: 15am / 1-min-read
A mobile thief, or may be a gang, struck unchecked at the Nigambodh cremation ground as the last rites of BJP leader and former union minister Arun Jaitley were being performed on Sunday. About 11 other people were pick-pocketed. Among them were BJP MP Babul Supriyo and Patanjali’s spokesperson S K Tijarawala.
The thief or may be a gang took advantage of the huge crowds who were eager to pay tributes to the departed soul.
Tijarawala took to Twitter on Monday complaining that he, along with 10 others, lost their mobile phones the previous evening. He said BJP leader and Asansol MP Supriyo also had his phone stolen. He also tagged Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Delhi Police.
Replying to Tijarawala’s tweet, BJP MP Babul Supriyo admitted that his phone had been stolen at Arun Jaitley’s cremation.
“It wasn’t a robbery Dada. Someone very smartly picked my pocket. Someone pushed us over and six of us lost our phones at one 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 stolen,” Babul Supriyo said.
“When all were paying their last tribute to Arun Jaitley, the phone from which this photo was taken, also gave me a final good bye. Sad that people are not sparing cremation ground and are taking the advantage of stealing things,” he tweeted.