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The Railway police in Maharashtra's Thane district have arrested a man from Haryana for allegedly stealing valuables from passengers on express trains, an official said on Tuesday.

The police have recovered stolen valuables worth Rs 9.79 lakh from Jagdish Chander (42), a native of Hisar, Haryana, senior inspector Gajendra Patil of Railway police's crime branch said.

According to the police, the accused had offered to help a lady passenger travelling by Tirunelveli Express to Mumbai and between Badlapur and Vittalwadi stations flicked jewellery worth Rs 2.63 lakh from her bag, a year ago.

A probe team checked the CCTV footage and based on intelligence inputs, arrested the accused a couple of days ago, the official said.

The police managed to recover the stolen jewellery and other valuables from the accused's home in Haryana, he said, adding that further probe is underway.

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