In Duronto rerun, armed men rob train passengers of Tata Jat Express returning from Kumbh near New Delhi

  • This is the second such incident to have taken place on board a train on Thursday while nearing Delhi

  • The second incident happened before 2 am between Badli and Holambi Kalan, railways said

  • Passengers alleged that mobile phones, jewellery and cash were looted from them at gunpoint

New Delhi: Passengers returning from the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on board the Tata Jat Express were robbed on Thursday by armed men near Delhi. This is the second such incident to have taken place on board a train on Thursday while nearing the national capital. Earlier, passengers of the Jammu-Delhi Duronto were robbed.

 In Duronto rerun, armed men rob train passengers of Tata Jat Express returning from Kumbh near New Delhi

Representative Image. AFP

The second incident happened before 2 am between Badli and Holambi Kalan, railways said. "The train was attended by RPF and GRP at Sonipat station at 1.55 am, where the passenger of S-8, Ramnath Maurya, reported loot of Rs 1,000 and small injury in the left hand. He has been provided preliminary treatment at Panipat. "He told that he will lodge FIR at the destination station. The train was not escorted by the RPF. The matter is being thoroughly investigated," railways said. Passengers alleged that mobile phones, jewellery and cash were looted from them at gunpoint.

In the earlier incident, a passenger wrote descriptive details on the railways' complaints portal, alleging how they were robbed at knife point but could not find any help.

Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 22:57:29 IST