Man Posing as Translator, Robs Afghan MP

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New Delhi: A Pakistan-educated man posed as a translator to dupe an Afghanistan MP who is in New Delhi for his medical treatment. Given that three arms licenses, including that of an AK-47 rifle, were among the items stolen by the suspect, the Delhi Police reacted swiftly to arrest the suspect within hours of the crime.

The accused Noorullah Arab (21) is a native of Afghanistan himself and had obtained his primary education from Pakistan. He is suspected to have duped many foreigners by posing as a translator, said Ravindra Yadav, Joint CP (Crime).

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He had approached Afghanistan Member of Parliament Dr. Sayed Ghulam Farooq Mirranay at IGI Airport when he arrived in Delhi on Sunday. He accompanied the legislator to his hotel in South-East Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar and on finding an opportunity allegedly made away with his belongings.

Police said that Mr. Mirranay lost his three arms licenses, an I-phone, passport, $4,600 and his identity cards among others.

“Since one of the arms licenses was of an AK-47 rifle, we feared it could be misused by terrorists and such elements ahead of the Republic Day,” said Mr. Yadav.

A FIR was registered and crime branch handed over the case for quick investigation. The accused was nabbed in less than 12 hours based on certain descriptions provided by the victim.

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