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Train passengers looted in Uttar Pradesh

Posted on Apr 22 2014 | IANS

Moradabad, April 22 : Unidentified armed robbers looted cash, jewellery, credit cards and other belongings worth over Rs.5 lakh from passengers of Lucknow Mail up and down services early Tuesday, police said.

GRP inspector U.B. Singh said that about a dozen criminals armed with pistols, knives and iron rods barged into AC coaches A-2 and B-3 of the Delhi-bound Lucknow Mail between Moradabad and Gajraula and targeted about 12 passengers, robbing them of cash, credit cards and gold ornaments.

They then pulled the chain and escaped. Victim Shashi Prakash Gupta of Delhi lodged a complaint, mentioning that passengers who offered resistance were brutally beaten up.

The second robbery incident occurred after about an hour. This time, the robbers targed the AC coaches of the Lucknow-bound Lucknow Mail and executed their act in a similar manner.

Passenger Rahul Malhotra of Lucknow lodged the complaint, added the GRP officer.

"Both the trains passed Moradabad within an interval of about an hour. It seems to be a well-chalked out plan. The complaints regarding the two incidents have been registered and efforts are on to nab the criminals at the earliest," he said.

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