Mumbai: 19-year-old arrested for threatening Central Railway commuters wih chopper

In another case of crime, a 19-year-old man was arrested by the Railway Police Force (RPF) from Sion station for allegedly brandishing a chopper towards commuters on Tuesday afternoon. Ashif Rafiq Sayyed was in a drunken state and was handed over to the Government Railway Police at Dadar.

According to RPF officers, at 2.15 pm, sub-inspector Vineet Singh was keeping a watch on the CCTV of platform number one, at Sion station, when he noticed a man waving an iron chopper at the commuters, reported Hindustan Times. “It was clear that he would have harmed anyone who tried to stop him,” said an officer from the Sion RPF department. Singh immediately alerted the GRP officers and, with two constables, reached the platform and caught him.

The officers said that Sayyed worked for a butcher and might have carried the chopper along. “Sayyed was in an inebriated state and we suspect that alcohol might have triggered his behaviour. He was a threat to the commuters. However, we nabbed him before he could board the train averting a supposed incident,” said an officer.

The GRP officers have registered a case under section 37(1) and 135 of the Maharashtra Police Act and investigation is already underway.

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