Da­coity on train foiled, four ar­rested

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Faisal Tan­del faisal.tan­del@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Four peo­ple at­tempt­ing a da­coity aboard the Ka­mayani ex­press train at Thane rail­way sta­tion on Sun­day were ar­rested by the gov­ern­ment rail­way po­lice, while two oth­ers fled from the scene.

The po­lice found that the ac­cused were based in West Ben­gal and had come to Thane to at­tempt a rob­bery.

The ar­rested ac­cused are iden­ti­fied as More­sath Jham­seth Gain, 20, Mo­hammed Sahil Mo­hammed Hanif Qureshi, 20, Chu­nat Akaj Gazi, 45, and Amir Ali Ahmed Gazi, 24. The two ab­scond­ing ac­cused in­clude Rafiq Zakir Shah and Babul Shaukat Shaikh.

Po­lice found two knives, chilly pow­der and rope in the pos­ses­sion of the ac­cused. “We re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from our sources that a group of around six peo­ple have planned a da­coity in the gen­eral com­part­ment of Ka­mayani ex­press train,” said Suresh Patil, Po­lice In­spec­tor, Thane GRP.

Patil said the po­lice laid a trap in plain clothes, and suc­cess­fully caught the ac­cused.

“When we in­ter­ro­gated the ac­cused, we found that all of them are from west Ben­gal and came only to at­tempt the da­coity. They ar­rived at Mum­bra two days prior to Sun­day and rented a flat, where they planned the da­coity. The four were pro­duced in Kalyan rail­way court on Mon­day, and were re­manded in po­lice cus­tody till Novem­ber 27,” said GV Son­awane, sub-in­spec­tor, Thane GRP.

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