Kalyan: A 21-year-old man was arrested by the Government Railway Police (GRP) for robbing a woman commuter's phone. The accused attacked the woman near Ambivli railway station, the officials said. The accused, having a history of seven cases in the past, was produced in court and remanded in police custody for two days.
The police said the incident took place on June 4, at 9:15am near Ambivli railway station. The complainant identified as Anjita Adhikari, 27, originally from West Bengal, was travelling to Mumbai through Patna express train.
"She is a part-time actor working with television shows. She was returning back to Mumbai after a vacation. The train reached Ambivli near Kalyan and slowed down near a curve. The woman was standing on the door of the train, talking on the phone. The accused taking advantage of the slow moving train hit the woman with his hand. As soon as the mobile phone fell down, he picked up and ran away. Adhikari tried to get down from the train, but was stopped by passengers who suggested Adhikari to file a complaint", the police officer said.
The GRP of Kalyan have registered a case under section 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police registered a case and started the investigation along with checking the robbers' past record. The police found Raju Kengare, 21, was active that day and accordingly arrested him on Tuesday.
"We have arrested him and produced him in the court on Wednesday. He has been remanded in police custody for two days. We have recovered the mobile phone worth Rs 75,000. The accused is a habitual criminal having 7 past cases registered against him", said Shardul Valmik, senior police inspector, GRP, Kalyan.