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Alert woman constable catches thief

An alert 25-year-old policewoman, attached to the Bandra Government Railway Police (GRP), jumped onto the railway tracks and caught a juvenile minutes after he had snatched a gold chain on Saturday. The chase lasted for around 15 minutes.

mumbai Updated: Jan 20, 2013 00:58 IST
HT Correspondent

An alert 25-year-old policewoman, attached to the Bandra Government Railway Police (GRP), jumped onto the railway tracks and caught a juvenile minutes after he had snatched a gold chain on Saturday. The chase lasted for around 15 minutes.

The policewoman spotted the juvenile roaming suspiciously around women commuters and had been keeping an eye on him. The commissioner of police, GRP, has declared a cash reward for her efforts.

Around 11am, there was a crowd waiting to take the Virar fast train from platform 4 at Bandra station. As a part of the beefed up security outside women's compartments, policewoman Meena Gurav was posted along with two constables, outside the women's compartment at the Virar end of the train.

Minutes later, she spotted a young man roaming suspiciously near a group of women who were standing at the platform. As soon as the train started chugging into the platform, he snatched the gold chain worth Rs 18,000 from a 58-year-old woman Shantabai Patkar.

"'The youth jumped on to the tracks soon after, but Gurav began chasing him without wasting any time. She followed him on the railway tracks and managed to catch the culprit following an almost 15-minute chase" said Vijay Dhopavkar, senior inspector of Bandra GRP. Seeing the policewoman chasing the youth, a couple of male commuters also joined the chase, but Gurav succeeded in catching him all by herself.