New Delhi: Currency, accreditation cards, mobile phones, passports -this is what athletes and officials at the Delhi edition of commonwealth games lost during the past fortnight during the sporting extravaganza.
Police registered nine cases and made 15 non- cognisable entries at the police station set up at the games village exclusively for dealing with cases related to athletes and officials.
The victims included Indian bronze medal winner Seema Antil, who lost her accreditation card, athlete N V Nishad Kumar who misplaced his wallet containing Rs 7,000, driving licence and identity card and synchro swimmer Avani Dave, who lost her mobile phone.
India’s Chandrodaya Narain Singh also lost his accreditation card.
“We have registered nine cases. Except for two cases, most of them are of petty thefts,” Delhi police commissioner Y S Dadwal told reporters here at a press conference.
The prominent among the cases registered was that of a Welsh athlete’s complaint that an unknown person harassed her and wanted to take her photograph forcefully.
Another case was registered after three Ugandan officials got injured after the activation of tyre killer at the village. On the complaint of the driver, a case was registered.
Delhi police has constituted a technical committee with members from IIT-Rourkee as members. “It is a technical fault,” Dadwal said.
Pakistan chef de mission S M A Shah also approached police after Rs25,000 went missing from his wallet kept in his room when he went for breakfast.
Six other cases were registered on the complaints of officials from England Grenedines, Australia and Bahamas.
“We recevied complaints that Rs36000, $1570, 550 Australian dollars, 380 Eastern Caribbean dollars, 100 Euros and 60 Pounds were missing,” a senior police official said.
J N Durhan of Trinidad and Tobacco reported that she had misplaced a bag containing her make-up kit and phone charger while Christian Campell of Seirra Leone claimed he lost a team leader guide booklet, $20 and Rs500 while he was going to the dinner hall.
Phllip Musonda reported that he lost his passport.