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Member of gang that robs late night passengers nabbed

Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 7:30am IST | Agency: dna

The Government Railway Police (GRP), late on Friday night, arrested a 24-year-old in connection with threatening and robbing passengers in local trains.

According to the police, the accused belongs to a gang that operates on the Western line and robs late night passengers.

According to GRP, officials including senior police inspector Rajendra Trivedi were conducting night rounds. Around 12:20am, as soon as a Bhayander-bound train entered Mumbai Central station, the patrolling team heard a commotion from one compartment and as the police rushed towards it, they say saw the accused, Akberali Adalat Shaikh, with a razor in his hand, along with an associate jumping out from the compartment onto the platform and running away.

The GRP officers immediately chased the two and caught Shaikh. His accomplice, however, managed to escape.

Later it was learned that Shaikh and his accomplice had boarded the train at Grant Road station, and had threatened one Ravishanker Ramavadh Dubey (45), a taxi driver, with a razor and robbed him of his mobile phone and Rs 450.

GRP official said: "Dubey was going to his house in Kandivli when Shaikh accosted him. We managed to nab Shaikh, but his associate ran away. We are looking for him." He added: "We are also checking whether Shaikh has any other case registered against him."

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