Jamshedpur, June 8: A passenger traveling on Howrah-Mumbai Mail was arrested for stealing the luggage of a CRPF jawan from Tatanagar station on Tuesday. The passenger identified as Irshad Ansari was travelling in an AC coach from Howrah to Mumbai. He went down from the train at the Tatanagar station as it halted for a while around midnight.
OC, Government Railway Police, Tatanagar, Jadu Shao said the accused Irshad Ansari (28) was arrested at Chakradharpur station for stealing the luggage of a CRPF jawan from Tatanagar station in the midnight.
“During interrogation we recovered the stolen luggage from the arrested person who was a passenger of Howrah-Mumbai Mail. We sent the accused to jail on Tuesday, ” said Shao.
According to the railway police, three CRPF jawans had come to the Tatanagar station around 11 pm on Monday for boarding in Howrah-Pune Azad Hind Express which was scheduled to arrive at the Tatanagar station at 1.30 am.
“As per our information as the train was to be scheduled later, the three jawans had fallen asleep on platform No 1 by keeping their luggages beside them. In the meantime, the Howrah-Mumbai Mail arrived on platform No 1. As soon as the train arrived, Ansari got down from the train and briskly moved on the platform. On seeing the three jawans sleeping, he picked up a big bag and returned to his train fast,” said the GRP, Tatanagar OC.
The accused went to his berth and started opening it, his fellow passengers suspected him of foul play. Some of the passengers soon informed the TTE who subsequently informed the cops in the train, putting them to remain alert.
The OC said the Howrah-Mumbai Mail had by the time reached Chakradharpur where Ansari threw away the CRPF jawan’s bag having kept the valuables and the moment he threw the bag the cops caught him.
The GRP OC said the cops recovered the bag and on searching they found the ID card and cellphone number of a CRPF jawan. Soon after they contacted the jawan and after getting it verified that Ansari had stolen the bag from the Tatanagar station, the railway police arrested him.