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Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express passengers robbed at knifepoint

Duronto express | File Photo

Duronto express | File Photo   | Photo Credit: C.V. Subrahmanyam

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At around 3:30 am when the train stopped near Delhi awaiting signal, 7 to 10 miscreants entered coaches B3 and B7 of the train

Passengers of two second-tier AC coaches of the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express were looted at knifepoint by a group of men near Badli in Delhi early on Thursday.

DCP (Railways) D.K. Gupta said a victim hailing from Jammu said that at 3.40 a.m., three-four youth entered coaches B3 and B4 and robbed the passengers of cash, gold chains, mobile phones and other valuables.

The train had stopped for 10 minutes (3.25 a.m. to 3.35 a.m.) at the outer signal of the Samaypur Badli railway station.

FIR registered

“We have registered an FIR under relevant sections of the IPC at police station of Subzi Mandi railway station. The Railway Protection Force is deputed to patrol the running trains. We have formed teams to nab the accused,” said Mr. Gupta.

One of the victims, Ashwani Kumar, has registered a complaint on the web portal of the Indian Railways in which he stated that the train was supposed to reach Delhi at 4.20 a.m. The train has stoppages only at source and destination station.

“At 3.30 a.m., when the train was approaching Delhi, it stopped as the track ahead was allegedly not clear. Suddenly, some seven to 10 unidentified miscreants entered two AC coaches of the train. They threatened the passengers with knives and forced them to hand over the valuables,” Mr. Kumar said.

A Railway spokesperson said the RPF had a few leads and the culprits would be nabbed soon.

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