The Railway Police has busted an interstate gang of train robbers who had allegedly committed more than one dozen robberies in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. The robbery that led to their arrest was committed on April 7 near Itarsi on the Samta Express in which wife of a CRPF jawan was thrown out of a moving train. The victim identified as Guneshwari Devi was lucky to survive but had to get one of her legs amputated.
According to TK Vidyarthi SP GRP Bhopal seven accused have been arrested and a gold chain and Rs 2,000 that they robbed from Guneshwari Devi have been recovered.
The seven arrested accused have been identified as Raju Kushwaha, Vikram, Pandurang, Shera, Rohit Singh, Mehndi Hussain, Deepak, Hemant Mishra. Two more members of the gang identified as Jeetu and Sunil Andhere are still at large.
According to Vidhyarthi a country made gun, live cartridges, four long knives, one chain cutter and a screw driver was recovered from the accused at the time of their arrest from Itarsi.
The accused have so far confessed to committing train robberies on the Rapti Nagar Express on February 2, Ranchi LTT Express on April 1, Dakshin Express on April 1, Mangla Express on April 3, Pathankot Express on April 3, Kerala Express on April 8, Nander Una Himachal Express on April 8, Chhattisgarh Express on April 9, Bhusval Itarsi passenger Express on April 9, and Sachkhand Express on April 14 this year.
According to the GRP all the accused stay in a rented house at the Damoh Naka in Jabalpur.
The accused have also committed train robberies in Mumbai Kalyan and Pune and the records of these robberies is being collected.
Guneshwari Devi right now is in the Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal and her condition is out of danger.