Chain-snatcher arrested with help of social media

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Nov 2017 11:06:53


Staff Reporter,

Bhopal police have also become smart in policing. It succeeded in tracking down a chain snatcher by circulating his picture and his bike on social media. The photo of accused and his bike was taken from CCTV footage.

Addressing mediapersons, DIG Santosh Kumar Singh said, as the photo of accused and his bike went viral on social media and also reached police informers, hence it had become impossible for the accused to hide in the city. Police got major clue in the case when someone informed that a youth whose face matches with accused of loot incident is standing beneath Bhanpur bridge along with his bike.

Cops immediately swung into action and rushed to the spot. On seeing the cops, accused tried to beat a hasty retreat, but he was chased and caught. He identified himself as Feroz Khan (30) and said he resides in Gautam Nagar. He also said that bike used in the incident is of his Indore based friend Akram. He confessed to committing loot incident along with Akram. Cops also arrested Sarfuddin for purchasing the looted gold chain. Now efforts are being made to arrest absconding accused Akram.