Robbers target two coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express in Delhi, loot cash, jewellery
The matter came to light after a passenger filed a complaint through the railways’ complaints portal. In the complaint, Ashwani Kumar said that the passengers were targeted by 7-10 men armed men
The passengers of two coaches of the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express were looted at knife-point by a group of men near Badli in Delhi on Thursday morning.
The incident took place around 4am when the train stopped for a signal. The robbers targeted the passengers of B3 and B7 coaches and decamped with their money, jewellery and ATM cards.
The matter came to light after a passenger filed a complaint through the railways’ complaints portal. In the complaint, Ashwani Kumar said that the passengers were targeted by 7-10 men armed men when the Duronto Express approached Sarai Rohilla station near Delhi.
Kumar said the passengers tried to find the train attendant and the train ticket examiner (TTE) but were able to do so only after 20 minutes. “Attendant was not available, he was sleeping somewhere else in the train. We didn’t find the TTE. I dialled 100 and the Delhi police reached when were at the destination station. They lodged an FIR.”
He said the robbers, who were carrying sharp-edged knives, threatened the passengers to handover their expensive items. “We are not safe even in AC coaches and imagine the security in sleeper class and general coaches where passengers enter the train even without tickets,” Kumar wrote in his complaint.
A Northern Railways spokesperson said the Railway Police Force (RPF) has initial leads in the case and will nab the culprits soon.
First Published: Jan 17, 2019 10:57:04