A TRAIN ROBBERY
From my home I was going to my hostel by train. The train had to pass through a criminal area at night. Normally, guards are posted in each compartment. The train was moving at a fine speed.
The compartment was full of passengers. Some businessmen were also traveling in our compartment. At 10.30 p.m. it steamed off from Gwalior to Morena station. The train had run only 15-20 minutes when four young and stout men got-up from their seats with pistols in their hands. They ordered the passengers not to move or make a noise. One of these asked the passengers not to resist and handover all their valuables to them. There was a hushed silence in the compartment.
At the beginning passengers neither obeyed the order nor had any movement. The robbers again issued threatening orders. They fired two blank shots to over the passengers. Later, they started looting cash, ornaments, watches and other valuables on pistol point. At times, they fierce the passengers to open their suitcase for searching jewellery etc. within 15 minute they had collected a rich booty.
Then they moved towards the end of the compartment. They repeated the same threat. In this part one police officer in plain dress and two military personnel’s were also travelling. They had their service revolver with them. As soon as the robbers entered their area one of them fired that hit forearm of a robber. The robbers got panicky. Three of the four robbers were caught and overpowered by the police and military personnel. The fourth one jumped out of the moving train and escaped in darkness.
All the looted goods were taken from the robbers and returned back to the passengers. All the three robbers were handed over to the police at the next station.