RPF nabs 3 for signal cable cutting 

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 2 October 2018

“They used to cut the signal wires. They used mobile phones to forewarn each other about any danger. After looting the passengers they would run to their vehicles and leave the place,” said Makrariya.

Pune: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Pune division on Monday claimed to have cracked a gang which stole passengers’ belongings after cutting signal wires. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) nabbed three person from Nashik for involvement in cutting signal wires. 

“Incidents of signal cable cutting had increased on Satara-Pune section despite preventive measures. Therefore, Railway Protection Force (RPF) Satara Inspector Ajay Sansare adopted new methods. A case was registered in which the train was stopped by cutting home signal wires at Palshi station of Pune-Satara section on September 13,” said BK Makrariya, Assistant Security Commissioner of Railway Protection Force (RPF) Pune.
 
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) nabbed Rohit G Rarebhat, Vinod S Jadhav and Babu Mohan Kasbe.  All three are residents of Jamkhed, Ahmednagar. They also recovered a Swift car (MH 16 AT 6123) and Pulsar motorbike (MH 14 CA 8456) from them. The suspects admitted their involvement in the crimes.
 
According to the officials, intelligence revealed that two of the main accused Nitin Suresh Kale and his father Suresh Kale are history sheeters with the railway police. 

They were making use of 10 to 12 boys and used expensive vehicles to reach the spot. Some of them were designated to collect information regarding trains and do a recce of the scene. All travelled by car and parked their vehicles about two kilometers from the scene of crime.
 
“They used to cut the signal wires. They used mobile phones to forewarn each other about any danger. After looting the passengers they would run to their vehicles and leave the place,” said Makrariya. 

The method 
Inspector Ajay Sansare collected all details of such crimes which revealed 36 cases registered at Satara (4), Kurduwadi (7), Guntkal Division (7), Hubli (1), Konkan railway (6), Nanded, Parbhani, Latur (each 7) and Bhusaval division (4). 
The modus operandi for these offences was almost the same. The officials collected ‘Tower Dump Data’ from nearly 15 such cases. 

After contacting the Railway Protection Force (RPF)and GRP officials of the respective places and with the help of API GRP Nagpur, they contacted personally and visited Mumbai Crime Branch for the software of filtering common mobile numbers from the huge data collected by them.
 
As a result, four mobile numbers were sorted out and through CDRs of these mobile numbers, name and address of the suspects were obtained.

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