Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Citation Recovered, 3 Arrested For Theft

Satyarthi's Nobel citation, replica of the medallion along with other medals and valuables were burgled from his Aravali Apartment residence in south Delhi's Kalkaji area on February 7 night.

"The peace prize medal replica, a laptop and some jewellery and other stuff stolen from the empty apartment on Monday night have been recovered from the possession of the three accused", deputy commissioner of police Romil Baaniya said. Satyarthi had on Saturday said he was pained by the theft of his Nobel citation and the ornaments given to his wife by his mother as they were precious to the family.

The three accused brothers, Rajan alias Natta (25), Vinod (35) and Sunil (28), have had previous involvements in burglary and robbery cases.

Kailash Satyarthi, a children's rights and education and the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, which he shared with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai.

"Seven teams were formed to crack the case". As the police have arrested three burglars, I hope they would soon recover the Nobel citation too.

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He further said that being a police constable's son, he always had faith in the security agencies of the country.

Delhi Joint commissioner of Delhi police RP Upadhyaya on Sunday showing the Nobel Prize replica which was stolen from Kailash Satyarthi's residence last week. The police had said that two other houses in the same area had also been broken into. "Proud that Delhi Police recovered it in quick time", Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik tweeted. "They are well aware about the topography of the area and hence made a decision to commit the burglary", Baaniya said.

"They are claiming that they haven't stolen the citation".

But they continued working in the same locality as labourers or painters. He had presented his Nobel Peace Prize medal to President Pranab Mukherjee in January, 2015.

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