Metro halted, stolen Rs.1.60 lakh recovered

New Delhi, Sep 28: Prompt action by CISF personnel in halting a Delhi Metro train helped a businessman get back his stolen Rs.160,000 and in nabbing the culprit, an official said on Sunday.

An alert was sounded at 3.11 p.m. Saturday at the Noida City Centre Metro station on Delhi Metro's Noida-Dwarka line as soon as R.K. Tiwari, 40, of Satna in Madhya Pradesh informed a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sub-inspector that his bag was missing from the baggage screening machine.

Tiwari told the official that his bag, containing Rs.160,000 in cash, passed through a baggage X-ray machine but did not appear on the output roller.

"The sub-inspector informed the CISF control room where the CCTV footage was verified and a man picking up the bag identified," CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh said.

"As the man had boarded a Metro train, we asked the driver to stop. Accused Jaspal was apprehended and handed over to Noida Police. The bag with the money was recovered from his possession," Singh said.


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