RPF nabs two mobile thieves at Pune station

ST Correspondent
Monday, 31 July 2017

Pune: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Pune railway division has nabbed two notorious thieves for stealing mobile phones from the station and running trains.

The accused have been identified as Sunit Saini (19) and Savar Yadav (20), who were nabbed from platform number 3 and 4 respectively.
According to RPF, a team detained suspect Sunit Saini, hailing from Shamali, Uttar Pradesh, who was onboard train number 17031 Hyderabad Express on platfrom number 4 on July 25. The suspicious movement of Sunit caught the eyes of a constable.

Pune: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Pune railway division has nabbed two notorious thieves for stealing mobile phones from the station and running trains.

The accused have been identified as Sunit Saini (19) and Savar Yadav (20), who were nabbed from platform number 3 and 4 respectively.
According to RPF, a team detained suspect Sunit Saini, hailing from Shamali, Uttar Pradesh, who was onboard train number 17031 Hyderabad Express on platfrom number 4 on July 25. The suspicious movement of Sunit caught the eyes of a constable.

When interrogated, he confessed that he had stolen a Samsung Galaxy tab of a passenger from the general compartment of the train. The accused has been handed over to the Government Railway Police for further investigation.

In another incident, the RPF team detained suspect Savar Yadav presently residing in Shahupuri, Satara, originally from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on platform number 3 on July 28. During the interrogation, the accused confessed that he had stolen a Vivo Y 51 phone from Satara and he was in Pune to sell the mobile phone. RPF contacted the victim through the same phone. The team also contacted Satara police to confirm the case.

The senior official of the RPF said that since the mobile phone stealing cases have been on the rise at Pune station, the RPF was instructed to nab the thieves. 

“We are continuously receiving complaints from passengers about mobile phone theft. Passengers are also using social media to register their complaints. We have set up a team to nab these notorious thieves,” said the officer.

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