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Armed Robbers Loot Passengers in Two AC Coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express

The robbers targeted the passengers of B3 and B7 coaches and decamped with their money, jewellery and ATM cards.

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Updated:January 17, 2019, 11:53 AM IST
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Armed Robbers Loot Passengers in Two AC Coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express
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New Delhi: Unidentified assailants on Thursday morning looted passengers of the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express at knife-point near Badli in Delhi. The robbers targeted the passengers of B3 and B7 coaches and decamped with their money, jewellery and ATM cards.

The incident came to light after a passenger complained on the Railways’ portal. In the complaint, Ashwani Kumar said passengers of train 12266 were targeted by the armed men when it neared the Delhi Sarai Rohilla station.

"The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has initial leads in the matter. The culprits will be nabbed soon and stern action will be taken against them," a Northern Railway spokesperson said.

"As train number 12266, which stops only at its source and destination stations, was approaching the Delhi station, stopped at around 3:30 am awaiting signal, seven to 10 miscreants entered coaches B3 and B7 of the train," Kumar said.

He said the robbers, who were carrying sharp-edged knives, threatened the passengers to hand over their expensive items. "They looted purses, cash, carry bags, gold chains, mobiles and many more items from multiple passengers," he said.

He claimed that the incident took place within 10 to 15 minutes when train stopped there. "The irony is that neither staff nor security personnel were available there at the time of the mishap," the passenger claimed.

He said the passengers tried to reach the train attendant and TT after the incident and found them after 20 minutes. The complainant claimed that when he could not find the TT or the attendant, he contacted the Delhi Police after which an FIR was registered at the destination station.

"... The attendant told us that there was no security personnel available in the train. 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.
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