With two travellers of a CST-bound train on the harbour line of Central Railway (CR) being robbed at knifepoint of valuables worth Rs 10,820 on Monday afternoon, questions are now being raised over the government railway police’s (GRP) efficiency in tackling crime.
According to the complainant, who works at a courier firm, was travelling with his friend in the luggage coach from Belapur. When the train stopped at Reay Road at around 3.30pm, four men entered the coach, and robbed the duo of valuables collectively worth Rs 10,820. Two hawkers were present in the compartment at the time of the incident.
The gang alighted the train at Dockyard Road railway station, from where they went back to Reay Road station.
“The complainant suffered minor injuries in the incident. But he reported to work and approached the police station at 8pm. A team of Wadala GRP then started combing stations and spotted the four accused at Reay Road station,” said Ritesh Aher, GRP spokesperson.
Seeing the officials, the accused started fleeing. While two managed to escape, the other two -- – an 18-year-old and a 24-year-old – were caught.
The GRP has recovered two mobile phones from them. The officials are scanning the CCTV camera footage to identify the two others who escaped from the spot. The gang has been booked for dacoity under section 391 of the Indian Penal Code.