Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi's original citation, which was stolen from his residence in Kalkaji's Aravali Apartment complex on February 7, has been recovered by Delhi Police late on Friday evening. The citation was found in a bag that was hidden under a rock in Aravali Biodiversity Park in south Delhi.
Delhi police arrest 3 people they involved in Kailash Satyarthi's house burglary case and recover Nobel prizes replica in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, February 12, 2017. "We feared that the citation may have got damaged owing to adverse weather conditions since it was thrown in the open", said DCP (southeast) Romil Baaniya. Apart from the citation, the thieves had also stolen a replica of the Nobel Prize won by Satyarthi, some jewellery and several gifts he had received during his visits to various countries. "I am thankful to the Delhi Police for their efforts to recover the Nobel replica and the original citation".
Satyarthi had presented his Nobel medal to President Pranab Mukherjee in January 2015. "After the burglary, they were finding it hard to carry the jewellery pieces and other items so they disposed it off in the jungles that are usually not frequented during the night", he added. "The teams were given photos of the citation and asked to look for a bag", said a police officer. The Nobel belongs to every Indian citizen and child. "During the daytime, those areas were searched with the help of dog squad and mounted police", he said. "Since I am the son of a policeman, I have always understood their sense of responsibility and commitment towards the nation".
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