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MS Dhoni’s stolen mobile phones recovered

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Kolkata: Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni had earlier lodged an FIR with the Delhi Police for his three lost phones, which went missing from his hotel room in Delhi after a fire broke out in his hotel on Friday morning, according to reports from ANI. However much to his relief, his mobile phones, among which one was an iPhone has been recovered by the police.

The devices, which said to have crucial information concerning the Indian team and the BCCI was recovered from a firefighter who mistakenly took the phones without knowing to whom it belonged, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Surendra Kumar said.

Kumar in an interaction with the IANS said, “It was an error of judgement on part of the person who took the phones. He and a couple of other staff had entered the cricketer’s room to sanitise it. He took away the phones without knowing their ownership. When the police contacted him, he accepted and handed over the devices to us.”

Welcome Hotel, the place where the Jharkhand team and the Tamil Nadu team were staying had caught fire on Friday the 17th at 6:30 am. The thick black smoke forced the players to evacuate the area in a hurry and Dhoni, who was at the breakfast table had left his phones back in his room and thus wasn’t able to carry them with him.

The Jharkhand skipper’s complaint, according to Kumar had stated that his mobile phones might have been lost during the evacuation process.

Kumar had also said that the former Indian skipper was unable to find his phones when he went back to his hotel room after the fire was put out.

However, reports from India Today suggest that a man who works in the fire department of the 5-star hotel has been arrested for stealing Dhoni’s cell phones. As a result of this fire, the Bengal vs Jharkhand semifinal match had to be rescheduled on Saturday.

In the match, Dhoni’s heroic innings of 70 from 62 deliveries went in vain as his side fell short of the Bengal target by 41 runs.

(With inputs from IANS, ANI and India today)

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