Train passengers robbed in Bihar

July 6th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS  

Patna July 5 (IANS) A group of armed criminals Thursday night looted cash and valuables worth Rs.3 lakh from passengers on a train in Bihar’s Jamui district, injuring over half a dozen people who tried to resist, police said.

The robbery took place on the Asansol-Mumbai Express in Jamui, about 200 km from Patna.

“Armed criminals boarded the train before Jamui and stopped the train by pulling the emergency chain at an isolated place and looted cash and valuables,” said a police officer.

Three seriously injured passengers were admitted to the railway hospital at Jhajha.

Angry passengers later staged a protest at the Jhajha railway station and shouted slogans against the inadequate security provided in trains.

A case was lodged by the Government Railway Police at Jhajha railway station, police said.

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