The district railway police on Friday claimed to have arrested three members of an 11-member robbers' gang who had looted passengers on various inter-state trains by intoxicating them.
The three members of the Bihar-based gang were arrested and over 100 drug tablets, intoxicating biscuits and `5,100 were seized from them.
The three have been identified as Saheb Shah, Kamlesha Shah and Naqshed residents of Purba Champaran district of Bihar. Other members, who also belong to Bihar, are still at large, said station House officer (SHO) Vinod Kumar, adding that a manhunt was on to nab them.
Kumar told HT that they have admitted that they were involved in more than eight such incidents in various inter-state trains in north India.
The gang allegedly works in groups of 3-4 members and keeps on shuffling targets.
Their latest targets were the four persons that the railway police found in an unconscious state in Jannayak Express on April 15. The victims had alleged that they were looted after being given intoxicating biscuits.
Kumar said, the gang targeted travelers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh only, as they could easily win their trust and intoxicate them.
The gang dissolved the drugs in water and mixed them with the cream inside the biscuit. Upon consuming the spiked biscuit the victim fainted for at least 24 hours.
Once their victims went unconscious the gang alighted the train on the next station with the belongings of the victim.
The police said the interrogations would continue and claimed that it would nab the other members of the gang soon.