‘Where Is My Train’ App Used For Train Robbery: This Is How Rs 15 Lakh Gold Was Robbed!
India’s one of the most popular and widely used train tracking app: ‘Where Is My Train’ was used by train robbers recently.
Almost Rs 14 lakh worth of Gold was robbed in Telangana by these robbers, whose modus operandi is nothing short of a crime thriller.
This is how this happened..
Where Is My Train App Used For Train Robbery
This unique case of train robberies is related with the notorious Parthi gangs, which targeted Yeshwantpur-Kacheguda Express in September last year.
The robberies happened at Mahbubnagar district in Telangana, wherein 37.5 tolas of Gold (375 grams) was robbed from train passengers.
Railway police of Secunderabad division has arrested one person from this gang, and the modus operandi was revealed after interrogation.
As per DSP (Rural) Railways M Srinivas Rao, two robberies took place within two weeks, in the same train, at the same location, after which 374 grams of Gold was found to be robbed.
The value of 375 grams of Gold as of today is Rs 14.83 lakh in Pune.
The Modus Operandi Of Train Robberies
The gang members are from Maharashtra, and they used to travel to Telangana, and hunt for secluded spots on the highways, for the robberies.
Using ‘Where Is My Train’ app, the gang members used to track the train, for its exact location.
When the train used to arrive at the spot, they manipulated the signal circuit, and changed green to red, thereby forcing the train to stop.
Once the train stopped, they used to enter the coaches, and rob the passengers.
It seems their main target was stealing Gold, but robbery of cash was also reported.
In case the passengers resisted, the gang members used to pelt stones at them, and injure them.
As per police officials, history of firearm usage by the gang members have also been reported. The gang member was nabbed by the Railways Police based on technical evidence, and statements from the passengers.
Yesterday, we had reported that soon Indian Railways will use facial recognition technology to catch criminals.
Further investigation is on, and we will keep you updated, as more details come in.