Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express passengers robbed at knifepoint


New Delhi: Armed men entered Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express and robbed passengers at knifepoint around 3.30 am on Thursday, officials said.

The officials said  the matter came to light after a passenger filed  complaint through the complaints portal of the railways.

One passenger of the train, Ashwani Kumar, complained that armed men robbed passengers of B3 and B7 coaches of the train no 12266  at Delhi Sarai Rohilla station.

According to  a northern railway official the RPF has some lead in the matter. He said action will be taken against the culprits soon.

The official said when the train stopped at around 3:30 am awaiting signal, seven to 10 miscreants entered coaches B3 and B7 of the train.

The robbers were carrying sharp-edged knives. They threatened the passengers to handover their expensive items. “They looted purses, cash, carry bags, gold chains, mobiles and many more items from multiple passengers,” the official said.

The incident took place within 10 to 15 minutes when train stopped there.

Neither the staff nor security personnel were available at the time of robbery.

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