On a day when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he will fully cooperate with the Centre to improve law and order situation in the national capital, some unidentified persons robbed Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta's wife Shobha Vijender.
Shobha, who run an NGO, was robbed in broad daylight near Mandi House in Lutyen's Delhi. According to reports, the incident took place at around 10.15 am.
Shobha left her house in the morning and when she reached near Mandi House, some unknown persons on a two-wheeler told her that some oil-like substance was spilling out of her car, police said.
Meanwhile, when the BJP leader's wife, along with her driver and associate, got out of the car to check if there was any leakage, the accused fled the spot after taking her belongings from the car, they said.
Later, she approached police and filed a complaint, they added.
It is probably an act of those who rob the belongings from their targets after diverting their attention, a senior police officer said, adding that they are looking into the matter.
Earlier, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik said that ore than 90 per cent of the accused in snatching and robbery cases are first-timers which poses a challenge for the police
According to statistics shared by Delhi Police, 11.73 per cent of the accused who were involved in robbery cases in 2017 were those who had previous records. This number fell down to 6.80 per cent in 2018 and to 5.52 per cent this year.
Similarly, 9.48 per cent of those accused in snatching cases in 2017 had a previous criminal history as opposed to 5.26 per cent in 2018 and to 3.51 per cent in 2019. Patnaik said the focus of Delhi Police is to curb street crimes, including robberies and snatching incidents, in which firearms are also used at times.