9 arrested for theft in trains, booty worth Rs 4.22 lakh seized

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Mar 2017 12:18:49

Staff Reporter,

GOVERNMENT Railway Police (GRP) Bhopal and GRP Itarsi have busted two gangs of thieves and have nabbed nine miscreants involved in robbery and stealing valuables from train passengers and recovered valuables worth Rs 4.22 lakh.
The accused pulled chains to target the passengers and after the decelerating of the train they would snatch valuables from the passengers and would escape the spot.

Those passengers who were asleep at the time of halting of train near railway stations were easy targets and the miscreants would take away the valuables from the windows.
The nabbed accused were identified as Kallu alias Omprakash Bhadoria (25) of Bhind, Sonu Panthi alias Jonty (28) of Ibrahimganj, Pushpendra alias Sagar of Sagar, Deepak alias Bhura Banwari (31) of Itarsi, Deepak alias Paniyal (32) of Ibrahimganj, Chandan Singh Raghuwanshi (32) of Hoshangabad, Ejaz alias Azad(24), Shabnam alias Pankaj Dubey (23) of Raisen and Sunil Kumar Mandal (23) of Satna.

In the initial investigation Kallu, Sonu, Pushpendra, Deepak and Bhura were nabbed by GRP Bhopal and confessed of 17 crimes in Bhopal and other crimes in Itarsi region. Later, under the custody of GRP Itarsi the accused confessed involvement of other accomplices and have recovered Rs 40,000 cash and gold and jewellery.

A total of Rs 1.75 lakh were recovered. It is noteworthy that, another gang was busted by GRP Itarsi and nabbed Chandan, Sunil, Ejaz and Shabnam. Police said that, Kallu is a watch list criminal under GRP Itarsi and Chandan is a watch list criminal of Pipariya. Ejaz has been booked for robbery and burglary by Khandwa police.