A total of 55,369 cases of theft and 1,570 robberies took place inside running trains in the last three and a half years, officials said on Sunday. According to data collated by Indian Railways, between January and June this year, 9,222 cases of thefts of passengers’ belongings were registered whereas the number of robberies stood at 159. In addition, 89 incidents of victims being robbed after being sedated were reported. A total of 1,378 people were arrested during this period, officials said.
In 2017, 18,936 cases of luggage theft were reported along with 415 robberies. A total of 27 dacoities took place inside trains and 155 passengers were robbed after being sedated. The police arrested 3,898 people. Read more