The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has proved that they can catch thieves in matter of minutes. It took three minutes for RPF personnel to nab a thief, that too in rush hour at Dadar Station.
According to a report in Mid-Day, the incident happened during evening rush hour time around 6.10 pm on Thursday. Two RPF personnel were alerted after a thief snatched the victim’s mobile phone and cash, it took just three minutes for the RPF personnel to nab the thief.
On Thursday, at around 6.10 pm, two RPF personnel were patrolling on platform number 6, after which they a commotion from platform number 5. They heard screams of ‘chor-chor’, after which they immediately alerted other cops, and they chased the thief. They nabbed the thief in just three minutes.
According to the report, the accused, identified as Dadar resident Chandankumar Goud, 23, was tailing the victim Prakash Shah, 46 and the victim had no clue about it. The victim was purchasing a bottle of water at a railway stall. While paying for the bottle to the stall owner, the accused slapped victim’s hand and snatched his mobile and cash and ran away. But the RPF personnel, who are stationed on every platform, handled the situation very well, and arrested the accused from the foot-over-bridge that he was using to escape Dadar station. He was heading towards Kabutar Khana.
The police officials have recovered a mobile worth Rs 13,500 and Rs 8,500 from the accused Chandankumar Goud. The RPF officials have handed over Chandankumar Goud to the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Dadar. Chandankumar Goud has been booked under sections 392 (robbery) and 379 (theft) of the IPC.