Who stole Olympian's laptop, debit card from Jamia security zone? 7 days gone, no clue yet
OT, July 20, 2012 11:30 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
It has been seven days and there is no clue about who stole laptop, mobile, debit card and other expensive items from well known Indian field hockey player Zafar Iqbal’s car that on July 13 was parked in the education department of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), according to a well-placed source.
Zafar Iqbal, who is manager of Indian Airlines and a national selector for Indian hockey team, had visited the university on that fateful day as part of an expert team to select talented hockey players for admission.
Confirming the development to OKHLA TIMES, Iqbal, who was member of the 1980 Summer Olympics field hockey team that won the last Olympic Gold Medal for India, said: “After the trial was over and when I came back to the car parked in the education department of JMI at about 5 PM I saw that the windscreen of my car was broken.
"My laptop and other important documents including airport pass were missing from the car. Also, Rs 25,000 has been debited from my account. I don’t know how it happened as a guard was also there.”
Education department is a high security zone on the campus with Congress leader Salman Khursheed’s house a few meters away, claimed a source.
Iqbal, who was born on June 20, 1956, said: “Other university officials, including the proctor, turned up and gave all support. Later on an FIR was filed. The authorities are doing their best to recover my items. But till now they have failed to do so.”
In four days time, Iqbal, who bagged the Arjuna Award, will fly to London for the Olympics. From early 1993 to October 1994, Iqbal, an Aligarh alumnus, served as Chief National Coach for Indian hockey.
Officials’ version could not be taken as they didn’t pick up the phone.
PHOTO CAPTION: Zafar Iqbal
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