Rajdhani Robbery: Man Targeted Sleeping Train Passengers

Rajdhani Robbery: Man Targeted Sleeping Train Passengers

A man nabbed for robbing passengers on trains like the August Kranti Rajdhani Express has told investigators about his unique modus operandi. The Amritsar native would shine a torch on the eyes of passengers to ensure they were asleep before robbing them of their belongings, investigators said. He would specifically target possessions of women travelling in the second or third air-conditioned (AC) coaches of luxury trains like Rajdhani. After a string of successful robberies, his luck finally ran out and he was arrested on October 1 by the Kota division of the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

The man is suspected to have stolen belongings worth Rs 4 lakh from 11 passengers on the August Kranti Rajdhani Express on August 16. The man, Kulbir alias Happy Singh, was nabbed by the joint effort of the Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force (RPF).Officials said he stole valuables worth Rs 6 lakh from 17 passengers on three different Rajdhani trains in August alone.

“He would disguise himself as a passenger with a confirmed ticket. He would throw light on the eyes of passengers sleeping in the train between 1.30 am and 3 am considering that it is the time when people are usually fast sleep. If someone woke up in the middle of this, he would calmly tell them that he was just checking the seat numbers,” said Inspector Rajiv Kharab, Kota, RPF. Read More…

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