Six commuters on the Central Railway misplaced their mobile phones to fatka gang individuals in 35 minutes — among 7.Forty pm and eight.15 pm — on April 8. But thanks to the Local Crime Branch (LCB) of the Government Railway Police (GRP), all the telephones were recovered after 13 days, on Sunday. Two youngsters have been arrested by way of the LCB and that they have confessed to their involvement in several other such cases.

Officials from the Kurla GRP stated that on April 8, they obtained six returned-to-again court cases of commuters being hit through fatka gang members, whilst they had been visiting between Nahur and Mulund railway stations. The GRP shaped a unique crew from the LCB whilst a parallel probe changed into initiated by using the Kurla GRP. Based on intelligence and technological support, the two individuals of the fatka gang had been arrested.


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Stole to throw celebration

“Both of them belong to underprivileged households and are drug addicts. During interrogation, they have told us that they desired to throw a celebration for buddies, that’s why they stole the cellphones. The collective price of the mobile telephones turned into R82,833,” said Santosh Dhanawate, senior inspector GRP, LCB. The accused have been recognized as Tauseef Berry Ansari, 20, and Zafar Shaikh, 19, who are residents of Bandra. The police have recovered the six cell phones. “They had offered cellular telephones to local hawkers and we’ve recovered those too,” Dhanawate delivered.

More cases against accused

During interrogation the accused informed the police that they’re hooked on capsules and were stealing commuters to shop for narcotics. As consistent with police facts, the accused are involved in five extra instances registered at Mumbai Central, Bandra and Andheri GRP. The commuters who were hit with the aid of the accused recalled that the impact of the assault changed into so intense that a number of them lost balance at the same time as in a few instances their hand became numb for hours.

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Commuters communicate

Praneet Pawar, 23, an accountant who boarded the overall compartment of an overcrowded teach at Kanjurmarg to reach Thane, stated, “I become hit through a fatka gang member soon after the educate left Nahur station. The pain become so excessive that I lost the maintain on my cell phone which fell.”

A manager with a transport logistic business enterprise, Shashikant Ghadge, forty seven, had additionally boarded the overall compartment of an overcrowded train at Kurla to reach Thane. He said, “My hand started out paining after the extreme blow. A co-passenger helped me get inside the teach, fearing that I can also fall down.”

Devanshi Majethia, a physiotherapist and Savrattan Rajpurohit, a Thane resident had the same enjoy. “The impact of the blow changed into so severe that my hand changed into paining for an afternoon,” said Majethia. “I felt intense pain in my hand, after which the cellular phone slipped and fell,” stated Rajpurohit.

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