Gang Robbed Train Commuters Using a Rs 2 Coin, Two Arrested

They carried out over 30 robberies in Moradabad and, of late, were operating between Dadri and Boraki stations.

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All that a gang of robbers required to loot train passengers was Rs 2 coins.

How, one may ask.

Simple. By placing the coins between the joints of railway tracks that would break the 'track circuit’.

The crime came to light after two members of the gang were arrested by the Greater Noida police on Wednesday, 15 November, reported Hindustan Times.

The report stated that the gang carried out over 30 robberies in Moradabad, and, of late, were operating between Dadri and Boraki railway stations.

The gang followed a modus operandi, the HT report said, elaborating how the train would pass over the coin and after the next signal would turn red, the train would halt. They would then loot commuters at gunpoint.

“Four such incidents have been reported at the Railway Protection Force (RPF) police station in Dadri. Based on the complaints, Surajpur police, along with a team of the railway police, on Monday, 13 November, tracked the gang and nabbed two persons from the railway tracks near inland container depot in Tilapta,” Suniti, Superintendent of Police (rural), told HT.

While Rajan and Dinesh were arrested, two other members are currently at large.

A country-made pistol and bullets were recovered from the duo.

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