Not a theft after all: Firefighter took MS Dhoni's phones by mistake during Delhi fire rescue

MS Dhoni's three mobile phones went missing in the chaos that followed a Dwarka hotel catching fire.

A day after former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni filed a complaint of his three mobile phones stolen from a hotel in Dwarka, Delhi Police on Sunday made the recovery from fire brigade office after a firefighter mistakenly took them out during a rescue operation.

Police said the firefighter was in a process of saving maximum articles and belongings of cricket players at the time when their hotel caught fire on Friday morning. When missing phones of Dhoni come in public domain, the firefighter immediately informed local police about the matter.

"The firefighter did not know that the room belonged to M S Dhoni. He had to save as many valuable articles possible during the mishap," said a senior officer of Delhi Police.

Surendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west district), said he had mistakenly taken out three mobile phones without knowing its ownership. It was an error of judgement when he and three other firefighters entered the room. When police contacted the concerned fire office, he has responded accordingly and handed over the articles.

Police are looking into the matter and no arrest has been made so far in this connection.

A complaint was filed by Dhoni on Saturday evening after his three mobiles, including an iPhone, went missing during the fire incident at the Welcome Hotel in Dwarka.

Dhoni along with players of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu were evacuated from the hotel in a hurry as smoke had entered their rooms. He had forgotten to carry some of his belongings, including the phones.

Later, after the fire was doused, he got back to his room and found that his mobile phones were missing.

Besides players, around 700 Indian and foreign guests were also evacuated during the mishap. No casualty was reported.

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