Karnal: The Haryana police have failed to make any breakthrough in recovering the bag of international cricketer Harbhajan Singh which was stolen from his SUV outside a cafe on Monday evening.
The off-spinner's bag contained his passport, ATM and credit cards and a laptop.
Some unidentified thieves broke into Harbhajan's Ford Endeavour (SUV) by smashing the window-pane of the rear door on the busy National Highway No.1 (NH-1) near Karnal town in Haryana, police said.
"In his complaint, Harbhajan has said that the thieves have taken away his laptop, passport and a bag containing credit cards and other documents," said the deputy superintendent of police.
The break-in took place around 6 p.m. outside Cafe Coffee Day outlet at Madhuban near Karnal. Sources said the cricketer immediately called the police for help.
Incidentally, Harbhajan is himself employed as a DSP with Punjab Police. He was driving to New Delhi from Chandigarh with his friend when the incident happened.
The cricketer told the police that he along with his friend had gone inside the cafe for just over five minutes and when they returned to their SUV, the vehicle had been broken into and the bag was missing.
Harbhajan was scheduled to fly to Dubai Tuesday but was unable to do so after he lost his passport and other documents.
A police official investigating the theft said that Harbhajan had appealed that his passport and other documents were of no use to anyone and they should be returned. He has already frozen about 10 credit and ATM cards that were stolen with the bag.
While the cricketer, who was recently dropped from the Indian Test and ODI sides owing to his poor form, proceeded towards New Delhi after the incident, the police said that they are investigating his missing bag.