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Released after a year, thief back behind bars in 6 days

A 28-year-old man who was released from jail on November 30 after serving a sentence of a year-and-a-half in a robbery case was caught red-handed while committing robbery at the railway premises in six days.

mumbai Updated: Dec 09, 2011 02:05 IST
HT Correspondent

A 28-year-old man who was released from jail on November 30 after serving a sentence of a year-and-a-half in a robbery case was caught red-handed while committing robbery at the railway premises in six days.

On Tuesday, Mohamed Feroz Shaikh alias Bhanja was arrested by the Kurla railway police while he was trying to rob a mobile phone by hitting a commuter in a train with a stick.

“Bhajna does not have a family and lives in Sable Nagar area near Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla. He usually targets women commuters,” said Shivaji Dhumal, senior inspector, Kurla railway police.

The railway police had received a tip-off that Bhanja was standing near the railway tracks.

“Bhanja is notorious amongst policemen. He had once chased a police constable with a chopper. He is known for throwing any object he can lay his hands on when confronted by policemen. Luckily this time he was not armed,” said Dhumal.