The Kurla government railway police (GRP) on Sunday arrested two youngsters for performing stunts in a moving train and assaulting a police constable who stopped them. When arrested, the duo, travelling ticketless, claimed to have connections with the ‘higher-ups.’
The arrested, Mosin Khan Moharkar, 20, and Shahrukh Astaf Khan, 19, are residents of Deonar Colony. While Moharkar is a class 12 student, Khan is a second year BMS student.
Around 5pm, two Borivli GRP constables, Uday Salgaonkar and D Suryavanshi, were travelling in the first class compartment of a Thane local, in which Moharkar and Khan were travelling, said the police.
Near Mulund, the duo started performing stunts and the constables, dressed in civil clothes, asked them to stop. “They told us to mind our business,” said Salgaonkar. The constables then showed their identity cards to the duo, who moved back from the footboard.
Near Ghatkopar, one accused hit Salgaonkar with his belt and they jumped off the train. The constables chased the duo. “Volunteers of a Ganesh pandal outside Ghatkopar station caught them,” added Salgaonkar. The duo was handed over to the Kurla GRP. “We booked them under for assaulting a public servant, for travelling without ticket and under the Mumbai Police Act,” said Shivaji Dhumal, senior inspector, Kurla GRP.