New Delhi: A man who worked as a football coach in a Delhi Football side was being sacked on 2013, but after seven years he steals mobile phones of the entire side from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLN) during the Delhi Football League 2020.
The man was identified as Shekhar Pathak the former coach of the side did this in rage and as a revenge. On March 13 this Delhi Football team was playing a match in the Delhi football league. The team was allotted a dressing room with cabins, where they kept their phones and other valuables. When the team returned to the dressing room, 12 mobile phones and cash worth 10000 rupees was also missing.
The Lodhi Colony police registered a case after the incident and launched an investigation. The police scanned the CC footage of the stadium and kept the stolen phones under technical surveillance. One of the phones was switched on in the mean time and helped the police to track down the location.
The man using the phone said police that it was sold to him by Pathak. The police conducted a raid in Pathak’s house and discovered nine out of 12 phones. DCP(South) Atul Kumar Thakur said, “In 2011, he was hired by the stadium, where he worked till 2013, after which he was removed over complaints from another coach about his punctuality and sincerity.”