Bike-borne robbers snatch diplomat Eenam Gambhir's phone in Delhi
Even Eenam Gambhir, the first secretary of India's Permanent Mission to the UN, couldn't escape Delhi's notorious snatchers. Two days ago, Gambhir, currently at home for vacations, was out for a walk with her mother at night when two motorbike-borne men snatched her mobile. The iPhone reportedly contained crucial documents. Gambhir made headlines earlier with her speech in the UNGA on the Kashmir crisis.
Who is Eenam Gambhir?
Hailing from Delhi, Gambhir is a 2005-batch IFS officer. She graduated in Mathematics from DU's Hindu College. She also has a degree from the University of Geneva. She started as the third secretary in Madrid. She then became Indian Embassy's second secretary in Argentina. She was subsequently assigned to the desk at the Ministry of External Affairs responsible for Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.
Gambhir, posted in New York, was home for the vacations
The incident happened reportedly happened a few hours after she landed in Delhi from New York, where Gambhir's posted. The mother-daughter duo went out for a walk near their Rohini Sector-7 house after dinner. At Vatsalya Mandir, two men on bikes approached them and asked for directions to the Hanuman Mandir. As Gambhir lifted her hand to point, they snatched her phone and fled.
The stolen phone had crucial work-related documents
According to Gambhir's father, the phone had a US SIM card and work-related documents. Gambhir says she couldn't note down the bike's registration number as it was dark. Based on her statement, police have filed a case under Sections 356, 379 and 34, and are analyzing CCTV footage. 7,870 cases of snatching had been registered in Delhi till November 30- over 23 per day.
When Gambhir won hearts and the internet
In September, Gambhir won the internet when she silenced Pakistan over the Kashmir crisis at the UNGA. Calling Pakistan "Terroristan", she said, "All neighbors are painfully familiar with (Pakistan's) tactics to create a narrative based on distortions, deception and deceit."