Rs 10 lakh robbery on Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani in Kota, passengers suspected
The Rajdhani Express en route from Mumbai to Delhi was looted near Kota in Rajasthan in the wee hours of Wednesday. The thieves targeted seven AC-II tier and AC-III tier coaches between 2 am and 3 am when the train was near Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh they robbed of valuables worth Rs 10-Rs 15 lakh.
The incident came to light after passengers traveling on the train woke up to find their cash and valuables missing.
According to the preliminary investihgation the suspect, were travelling in the train as bona fide, ticket-holding passengers.The thieves are suspected to have indulged in the act after the train had crossed Vadodara at around 10.30 pm and most of the passengers had fallen asleep.
Eleven First Information Reports were later lodged with the Government Railway Police at the Nizamuddin Station. In the FIRs, the passengers complained of missing cash, iPhones and essential documents, like Aadhaar card. Some even claimed to have been drugged, as they all slept soundly during the robbery.
Senior RPF official while talking about the incident said, "There was no chain-pulling, which is what local gangs do to flee after stealing.The circumstances in which empty wallets were found point towards bonafide passengers who did the job with ample time in hand."
Investigators are also studying case histories of crime incidents on this route over the last 18 months to see if there is a pattern.
OneIndia News (with agency inputs)