Ghaziabad: Five held for robbing passengers on Farakka Express near Seelampur in Delhi
According to the police, the gang is headed by Sultan, who is a history-sheeter, with previous convictions, for offences under the Krishna Nagar police station in Delhi. The police said that the four others were his accomplices and identified them as Bintu, Shahrukh, Dilshad and Danish.Updated: Aug 02, 2017, 22:39 IST
The government railway police (GRP) on Wednesday arrested five persons who had allegedly robbed 13 passengers of their mobile phones and valuables onboard the Farakka Express on the night of July 26 near Seelampur in Delhi. The gang was nabbed after Ghaziabad GRP roped in informers for the purpose, who traced them to the Chander Nagar halt in Ghaziabad.
According to the police, the gang is headed by Sultan, who is a history-sheeter, with previous convictions, for offences under the Krishna Nagar police station in Delhi. The police said that the four others were his accomplices and identified them as Bintu, Shahrukh, Dilshad and Danish.
“The gang had boarded the Farakka Express when the train halted briefly near Seelampur on July 26. They held the passengers at knifepoint and robbed them of their jewellery, cash and mobile phones. It was after we roped in informers that we were able to trace the gang. We found the five men waiting at the Chander Nagar halt in Ghaziabad,” said Randhir Singh, circle officer (GRP), Ghaziabad.
Following the arrest, the GRP recovered the mobile phones, cash and jewellery that were taken from the passengers. Besides the possessions of the passengers, the police recovered additional cash, jewellery and nine mobile phones from the accused.
“The mobile phones and the jewellery taken during the incident were identified by the victims. The gang members had a history of targeting passengers on trains passing through Delhi, Ghaziabad and other nearby stations,” Singh said.
During the incident, the five men were alleged to have entered S-9 coach of Farakka Express and had allegedly stabbed one of the passengers who had resisted the robbery attempt. Later, the train was stopped at the Ghaziabad junction, where GRP registered a complaint and also helped the passengers get medical aid.
In another incident of stabbing on trains, a train ticket examiner was allegedly stabbed by three unidentified men on the Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express which left the New Delhi railway station around 11.45pm for Guwahati on Sunday. The victim was rushed to a Ghaziabad hospital after the train was stopped at Ghaziabad junction.