Ukraine ambassador robbed of iPhone at India’s Red Fort

  • Igor Polikha was taking photos on mobile before it was snatched
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NEW DELHI – Top Ukrainian diplomat in India has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the Delhi Police commissioner to report a theft after his mobile phone was stolen when he was taking a selfie near the Red Fort earlier this week.

Igor Polikha was checking the frame carefully before clicking a photograph at Red Fort , which stands in one of the capital’s most bustling areas, on Wednesday morning when suddenly a young man snatched the phone and fled from the scene.

Polikha, was alone at the time of the incident. His security personnel were reportedly not present with him at the time of the theft. His driver was apparently waiting by the car, The Hindu reported.

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Based on his complaint the police have begun a probe in the theft. They are trying to identify the culprit based on CCTV footage from the area. According to the ambassador, the phone had personal data, mostly photos he had taken.

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.

Polikha was appointed envoy to India last year.