Despite Z+ security cover, cell phones of noted criminal lawyer stolen during train journey

Despite Z+ security cover, cell phones of noted criminal lawyer stolen during train journey
Nikam was accompanied by a personal security guard armed with an AK-47 and four constables when the theft took place. Picture Courtesy: Kemmannu

An unidentified person stole at least two mobile phones belonging to noted criminal lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, who enjoys a Z plus security cover, while he was travelling from Mumbai to Jalgaon in a train last week.

The incident took place during the intervening night of June 2 and 3 when Nikam was travelling in A1 AC three-tier coach of Dadar-Amritsar Pathankot Express, Superintendent of Police (Railway Police), Amogh Gaonkar, told news agency PTI.

According to police, Nikam was accompanied by a personal security guard armed with an AK-47 and four constables, two each at the entry exit of the coach.

Nikam enjoys Z plus security since 2009 when he first represented the state in the 26/11 terror case.

According to an official, Nikam had left for his hometown Jalgaon on June 2 by Pathankot Express and had kept his cell phones under his pillow during the journey.

“When he woke up around 5 am near Pachora, he found that his cell phones were missing. He immediately called his personal security officer and tried to call on his cell numbers, but they were switched off,” the official added.

After getting down at Jalgaon, Nikam approached Jalgaon Railway Police and lodged a complaint against unidentified persons who stole his cell phones, the official said.

“An offence of theft has been registered at Bhusawal Railway Police Station and investigation is going on,” Gaonkar said.

Some suspects have been rounded up and further probe was on, the official said.

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