M S Dhoni, Former Indian skipper had a narrow escape when he was rescued from a five star hotel in Delhi which caught fire. In the ruckus three mobile phones of the skipper when missing. They were recovered from a firefighter on Sunday.
A senior police official said "a Delhi Fire Services personnel had "inadvertently" taken away the mobile phones and he did not know whom they belonged to."
Dhoni was at the Welcome Hotel located in Dwarka along with his Jharkhand cricket team.
When the cricketer's assistant, Vikas Hasija, and travel manager Sandeep Phogat returned to the hotel, they could not find the phones. Following this they lodged an FIR at Dwarka South police station on the same day.
"My iPhone 6 plus, Reliance LYF and a brand new Lava phone were missing. My assistant had also informed Akash Hans, a hotel staff, who looked into the CCTV footage of the hotel and found nothing," the cricketer said in his complaint.
"Police got in touch with the firefighter, who then returned the mobile phones. He took them for safe keeping and was planning to return them", senior officials claimed.
They said "the firefighter made an error of judgement and did not know whom the mobile phones belonged to."
A senior police officer said, "We approached the hotel staff and questioned some of them. Later, we scanned the CCTV footages and found that the firefighter had inadvertently taken away the mobile phones. He returned them claiming he did not know about the owner. It was an error of judgement on his part."
Delhi Police chief spokesperson, Dependra Pathak, however, said that "they have not given a clean chit to the firefighter and will be verifying his claims before taking any action."
Meanwhile, the Hotel in a statement said, "The probe has indicated no involvement of the hotel staff and no FIR has been registered against us. We have fully cooperated with the authorities in their investigation."
BY M.DIVYA SRI