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Jammu-Delhi Duranto Express : Armed Men Loot Passengers In 2 AC Coaches

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| January 17 , 2019 , 12:59 IST

The passengers of two coaches of the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express were looted at knife-point by a group of men near Badli in Delhi at around 3.30 am.

The group barged into two AC coaches of the Jammu-Delhi Duranto Express at Badli on the outskirts of the capital, when the train was waiting for the signal to proceed to the main station in Delhi.

The robbers targeted the passengers of B3 and B7 coaches and decamped with their money, jewellery, and ATM cards.

A passenger who was traveling in the train narrated the horror in a post on the online complaints portal of the railways. The passenger said the ordeal lasted for 10 to 15 minutes. "The irony is that neither staff nor security personnel was available there at the time of the mishap," he claimed in his complaint.

He said the robbers, who were carrying sharp-edged knives, threatened the passengers to hand over their expensive items. “We are not safe even in AC coaches and imagine the security in sleeper class and general coaches where passengers enter the train even without tickets,” Kumar wrote in his complaint.

In the complaint, Ashwani Kumar said that the passengers were targeted by 7-10 men armed men when the Duronto Express approached Sarai Rohilla station near Delhi.

Kumar said the passengers tried to find the train attendant and the train ticket examiner (TTE) but were able to do so only after 20 minutes. “Attendant was not available, he was sleeping somewhere else in the train. We didn’t find the TTE. I dialed 100 and the Delhi police reached when were at the destination station. They lodged an FIR.”

The Railway Protection Force has early lead in the case and action will be taken against the robbers, said a Northern Railways official.