UP MLA loses prized possession: His cycle

An Uttar Pradesh legislator lost his ‘prized possession’, which happened to be a cycle, to unidentified thieves.

Samajwadi Party MLA from Bhadohi assembly constituency, Zahid Beg’s cycle was allegedly stolen from his official residence here on Wednesday night.

The theft came to light on Thursday morning and a report was lodged at Hazratganj police station. He came to know about the matter through his aides.

“It was indeed a prized possession. I had bought it for Rs 5000 last year. I used to ride it to the state assembly to attend its sessions,” Beg told Deccan Herald over telephone from Bhadohi.

The cycle was also the electoral symbol of the SP, and indeed was a prized one.
Shocked at the theft, the legislator said he had no idea who might have stolen his cycle.
“I have no idea why should someone want to steal a cycle,” he said.

The theft of a cycle would not have mattered much for the police but for the fact that it belonged to a ruling party legislator.

A case was immediately registered by the police and a hunt was launched to trace the culprits.

UP cops, who seldom registered cases of thefts of cycle reported by the common people, were seen trying to frantically recover the stolen cycle of the MLA.

“We are working on the matter. We expect to nab the thieves soon. We are quizzing some people, who live in the vicinity,” said police.

While almost all the legislators travelled to the assembly in their huge SUVs, Beg stood apart while riding his cycle.

It remains to be seen if the MLA does get back his prized possession.

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