Armed robbers loot train in Uttar Pradesh

February 4th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 4 (IANS) Armed robbers looted cash worth Rs.3 lakh and other valuables from passengers on a train in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district, officials said Thursday.
After looting the passengers for over two hours in two compartments of the Amritsar-bound Jan Nayak Express, the robbers, numbering eight and carrying guns and other weapons, pulled the train’s emergency chain and escaped as it stopped in Bijnor, some 400 km from Lucknow.

“The daring robbery took place late Wednesday evening. Preliminary investigations reveal that the eight who looted the passengers boarded the train in Moradabad,” government railway police inspector Surendra Pal told reporters Thursday.

“During the loot, the robbers also assaulted a number of passengers in the train and threatened to throw them out if they failed to give their cash and valuables to them,” he added.

According to officials, a case against eight unidentified men has been registered and a joint enquiry into the case has been initiated along with the Bijnor police.

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