GRP to return stolen belongings to Samjhauta passengers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, KARNAL
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2014 21:00 IST

The Government Railway Police (GRP) will soon hand over the stolen bags containing passports and other belongings to their respective owners.On the intervening night of June 2 and 3, four youths snatched bags and purses of four women passengers, including three from Pakistan, from the windows of Samjhauta Express train.

One of the victims, Farah, a resident of Ranchi, who reached here on Monday to furnish the formalities, said that all victims were sitting in different compartments when the incident took place on the Delhi-bound train.

It was suspected that the unidentified accused manipulated railway signals near the Karnal railway station for committing the crime.Station house officer (SHO), GRP, Karnal, Ompal Singh, said that a special investigation team (SIT) had recovered four ladies bags, nine passports, identity cards and other personal documents of seven Pakistani nationals and two Indians from near the railway track where the train had halted briefly.

However, cash and mobile phones were missing.

"Though the train has no stoppage at Karnal but it stopped briefly on the outer Karnal railway station as the signals were manipulated by someone," said the SHO.

He said that all passengers had been informed about the recoveries of their personal belongings and the same would be handed over to them after due verification.

The SHO said that the efforts were on to identify the accused involved in the crime. "Four FIRs have been registered against unknown persons. The police are trying to nab the accused," he said.

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