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Woman robbed in Laxmi Nagar, cops register theft case

New Delhi: A woman was robbed of her bag in Laxmi Nagar by two bike-borne men outside her house but the Delhi police filed a case of theft instead of snatching.

The incident happened on July 2 at about 9.45 pm but the police filed a complaint under the wrong section of the Indian Police Code (IPC) in the case.

A PCR call was made by the complainant Maya Yadav at 10.05 pm on the same day about the incident.

It is alleged that the Investigation Officer (IO) initially recorded a statement but did not register an FIR.

When the complainant called up the IO several times to get the copy of FIR, the IO lodged an e-FIR on July 4 terming the incident as a theft.

The whole incident was captured in the CCTV camera installed in the area which showed two men on bike stopping behind the woman and snatching her bag. As the snatchers move on the bike, the woman falls down. Deputy Commissioner of Police, East Delhi, Jasmeet Singh, said: "We will add the section in the FIR. Action will also be taken against the beat staff, who filed the case under wrong sections of the IPC.

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