MUMBAI: At least two mobile phones of noted criminal lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, who enjoys Z plus security cover, were stolen by an unidentified person while he was travelling to Jalgaon from Mumbai in a train, police said today.
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, Raliway Police, Amogh Gaonkar, told 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, police said. 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.