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Updated on: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 12:46 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh: BJP leader among four arrested for looting businessman in running train

The accused including a RPF constable Sandeep Tiwari impersonated themselves as crime branch and extorted money from a jeweller, who was going to Mumbai from Jabalpur.
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Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): Khandwa GRP have arrested four persons including a BJP leader, a journalist, a real estate businessman and a RFP constable for allegedly looting Rs 3.5 lakh from a businessman of Jabalpur.

The modus operandi of the accused was that they impersonated themselves as crime branch officials and looted the businessman, who was traveling Varanasi LTT Express for Mumbai. They threatened the businessman to implicate him a false case.

According to the Khandwa GRP station in-charge Babita Katheria, the accused were identified as RPF constable Sandeep Tiwari posted in Jabalpur, Saurabh, a real estate businessman, Sachin Rao, working for a regional Hindi News Channel and Narendra Verma, a former corportor and BJP leader.

Bhopal Rail SP Hitesh Chaudhary said that the incident occurred late on October 22 night. Businessman Krishnakant, 35, resident of Jabalpur, was going to Mumbai from Jabalpur.

While he was sleeping on his berth, two unidentified persons came to him and impersonated themselves as Crime Branch officials. They took him to near toilet of the coach and forced him to open his bag.

As Businessman was carrying cash Rs 5 lakh, they looted Rs 3.5 lakh and escaped from the berth. The incident took place near Burhanpur railway station.

The victim returned to Jabalpur and lodged a complaint. Jabalpur GRP had registered a case and transferred the case dairy to Burhanpur GRP for further investigation.

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Published on: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 12:46 PM IST
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