In a terrifying case of theft, some miscreants entered the Delhi-Kolkata Duronto Express on Sunday and looted some passengers of their valuables, by holding them at gunpoint. The incident took place at around 3 am, and sources said that chains were snatched by 5 or 6 miscreants who barged into the moving train.
The snatching incident occurred while the train was travelling through Bakhtiarpur in Bihar, according to the police. The impacted passengers complained to the Government Railway Police once they arrived in Howrah (GRP). At the Danapur GRP, sources claim that another FIR was lodged.The episode serves as a striking reminder of the utter anarchy that prevailed in Bihar in the 1990s while the RJD was in power. The Lalu-Rabri rule was known as “Jungle Raj” by the opposition because kidnapping, looting, robbery, murder, and extortion were common throughout the state.
Eastern Rail CPRO said, “Although the exact number is not known, there were around 5 or 6 miscreants in the Duronto Express. They snatched valuables off of some passengers and ran away while the train was still in motion.” He further said that an FIR was lodged by the passengers, and some complaints were registered on the Railway Police website.
An investigation has been started after being made aware of the situation. The CCTV footage is being examined, and the remaining details will be released as soon as feasible, police said.