Delhi: Robbers loot passengers on train, took away cash & valuables


NEW DELHI: On Saturday evening Robbery in the capital in train, a cluster of men barged into the Gorakhdham Express near Shakur Basti railway station and took away cash and valuables at knife-point from regarding half-a-dozen passengers. Previous to passengers could lift an alarm, the men had fled with the booty. Two of the victims who tried to fight back were wounded and had to be taken to hospital. It's not clear how much money and valuables were taken.

 Near Shakur Basti, northwest Delhi, superior railway officer liable the robbery on encroachments "dangerously close" to the tracks. Due to these settlements, train drivers have been heading for to drive gradually on this stretch, which gives a chance for miscreants to board the train. The police officials have also further conveyed that, there have been other robberies on this extend. The thieves boarded approximately 8.30pm, when the train had about pierced the station.

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As the entire stretch remains encroached, the train’s future stations usually crawl in at a short speed. A senior police officer has also further conveyed that, about four to five men got into the train with knives and sharp weapons. They commenced asking travelers to hand over their cash.

Some of the persons have supposed that their valuables were snatched. "Two men, who were transporting Rs 40,000 and 70,000, were robbed of their money. When they tried to gripe, they were overwhelmed and stabbed. Though, they fugitive with slight injuries. The officers has also further conveyed that, an FIR has been lodged following a written complaint was received from three passengers. Seeing the train incoming the station, the men jumped out and ran away.

 It was then that the travelers accounted the matter to the police and the wounded were taken for treatment. DCP railways Milind Dumbere conveyed no major headway has been made in the case so far. Dumbere has also further conveyed that, there are no CCTV cameras at the station. Local staff and others are being questioned to recognize the miscreants. Shashi Kumar, superior divisional security commissioner of the Railway Protection Force, rejected to remark on the issue. Divisional railway manager (Delhi division) Arun Arora termed the theft as unfortunate and conveyed a special drive had been introduced to guarantee RPF's presence on trains passing through these crime-prone areas.

 He has also further conveyed that, the help of administration Railway Police has also been sought to nab the culprits. The DRM has conveyed that, at current, we only have CCTV cameras installed at big stations which have heavy rail traffic and larger footfalls. Rs 12.5 crore has been authorized from the Nirbhaya Fund which will be used for installing cameras at other stations, counting the small ones.

Areas where alike events have been accounted presently are Daya Basti, Mayapuri, Azadpur and Lawrence Road. According to the railways, some of the heavily encroached areas in the Delhi division causing obstacle in rail movements are down Rewari railway line in Mayapuri, Sukhdev Nagar railway line, railway lines near Rakhi Market in Zhakira, Old Seelampur railway lines, Lal Bagh Shriram Nagar and Shahdara close to the railway crossing.

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