Former football coach held for stealing phones of players


A former soccer coach has been arrested for allegedly stealing the telephones and wallets of the Delhi United Soccer Membership gamers from a dressing room at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Shekhar Pathak, a resident of Pandav Nagar, needed to take revenge for his removing from place of coach, mentioned the police.

On March 13, the police acquired info relating to the theft of 12 cell phones and purses containing round ₹10,000 of the group of Delhi United Soccer Membership, a senior police officer mentioned.

Enquiry revealed that one dressing room was allotted to the group of Delhi United Soccer Membership. All gamers stored their belongings within the cabins of the dressing room, the police mentioned.

Nonetheless, after they returned after completion of the match, their cabins have been discovered ransacked. All of the gamers discovered that their telephones and purses had been stolen, the officer mentioned.

“Throughout investigation, the police checked all of the CCTV cameras on the JLNS premises. The safety in addition to administration employees of JLNS was totally enquired about any suspicious entry into the dressing room,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur mentioned.

After a few months, one of many stolen telephones was detected to be switched on. The individual having the telephone was interrogated who instructed the police that Pathak bought him that cellular. He returned it to him after the accused failed to indicate the unique receipt of that cell phone, the police mentioned.

Later, the accused was arrested from his home. 9 cell phones have been recovered from his possession, the DCP mentioned.

Pathak was a district-level soccer participant and performed in Lions Membership soccer group from 2004 to 2010 . He began his profession as a soccer coach in March 2011. College students of Nehru Stadium employed him as a coach the place he continued from 2011 to 2013, police mentioned.

In 2013, on the criticism of one of many coaches for not being punctual within the floor and honest in the direction of his responsibility, he was faraway from the submit of coach, the DCP mentioned.

Later, he additionally began his personal Shubham Soccer Academy at Preet Vihar, however he didn’t succeed and closed the academy.

Since he was aware of JLNS and the dressing rooms, he dedicated the crime for taking the revenge, the police added.

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