Kalyan: The Government Railway police, local crime branch, Kalyan unit has arrested a 24-year-old man who used to dupe passengers going to other states and rob them. The accused assured the victims of giving a confirmed ticket to travel in train and used to loot them threatening with a knife.
The police said one such incident took place on June 29, 2020, when the complainant Shaikh Mukhtar Ali (31), a resident of West Bengal, was waiting at the ticket counter hall at Kalyan railway station for a confirmed ticket at 2pm. The accused approached him assuring him to give a confirmed ticket with a seat. "The accused asked the victim to accompany him to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. Getting down at Kurla station, he took him near the railway tracks and attacked him with a knife and took away the bag, mobile phone and cash of Rs 400", said a police officer.
A case was registered under section 394 (Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the Indian Penal Code. The local crime branch of Government Railway Police started the investigation by scanning the CCTV footage to get some clues. Gajandra Patil, Senior Police Inspector, local crime branch, Government railway police, started the investigation along with his team of Mumbai and Kalyan unit. "The accused switched off the phone at LTT and fled away. We received information about an accused who was active in 2018 and 2019 for committing such a crime. Also, recently he was released on bail and started the same modus. So we detained the accused from Kamathipura in Nagpada", said a police officer.
The police said the arrested accused is identified as Mohammed Chand Lule Khan (24), a resident of Nagpada. The police said the accused was arrested on 30 June and the mobile phone was seized from him worth Rs 10,000.
"We have arrested the accused who confessed to the crime. He was produced in court and remanded in police custody," said Arshad Shaikh, in-charge of Local crime branch, Kalyan unit.