MBBS dropout arrested for high profile thefts in VIP trains
Kanpur: An MBBS dropout along with his accomplice has been put under arrest by GRP Kanpur on Tuesday for committing thefts in VIP trains like Rajdhani Express.
According to a recent media report, the accused has been identified as an MBBS drop out and a native of Jahanabad locality in Pilibhit who used to travel in AC coaches of Rajdhani express impersonating as a passenger. He used to target wealthy victims. The accused was helped by a taxi driver who used to drop him to Kanpur from Lucknow. He used to take a flight from Delhi to return to Lucknow after committing the crime.
However, a recent FIR by BJP MP from Muzaffarpur, whose wife's Rs 3 lakh stolen while they were on board Patna-Rajdhani Express that was in between Kanpur and Delhi stations on October 27 night was a breakthrough, claims Inspector GRP Ram Mohan Rai.
After receiving reports of continuous theft in the same route, police started scanning CCTV footage following the theft of rupees 3 lakhs from the MP's wife in an AC coach of Patna Delhi Rajdhani express on October 27. Police spotted the accused and his movements made the police suspicious of his motives after which they secured the call records of the MBBS dropout and started monitoring his movements strictly. Police also informed all the law enforcement agencies across the state. As per Rai, his last location was traced to Delhi following a fresh case of theft, which took place again in a Delhi bound train on November 1.
Following the information, Police started arranging the trap for him at Chaudhary Charan Singh airport in Lucknow after which he was taken into custody.
During the initial investigation, he confessed his crimes and stated that he used to have a hookah bar in Lucknow which remained closed during the lockdown and he had to pay a heavy debt of 14 lakhs which forced him to take the road of crime.
The accused has been originally connected with a number of such cases where he used to pose as a traveler in AC compartments of trains like Rajdhani express and rob people. Police have already recovered 1.95 lakh from him which he allegedly stole from Patna Rajdhani on October 27th.