MP Finance Minister, wife robbed on train enroute Delhi

Three RPF personnel who were escorting the train have also been suspended in connection with the issue.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: March 19, 2015 3:18 pm

Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya and his wife Sudha Malaiya were today robbed onboard the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Express train near Mathura, following which the Railways has ordered an enquiry into the incident.

According to Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena, three RPF personnel who were escorting the train have also been suspended in connection with the issue.

Gold chain, ring and some cash were looted from the couple at dagger point in the AC compartment of the running train. The couple had boarded the train at Damoh for Delhi.

Narrating her harrowing experience, Sudha Malaiya told PTI outside Parliament, “We were travelling by Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Express train to Delhi and we boarded the train at Damoh. There was a knock at the door of our coupe at about 4 AM and when I opened the door a person carrying dagger entered forcefully followed by four others.”

Sudha, who is also a BJP worker said “Then they snatched my purse, chain and ring. They also took away money from my husband’s purse. There was another ring on my left hand which was not coming out and they threatened to cut my finger.

However, one of the robbers tried to pull that ring but could not succeed.”

She said the accused also robbed passengers in the adjoining coupe.

Asked about the response of the RPF, she said “because of RPF other passengers were saved. Train was stopped due to chain pulling and when the RPF men came the robbers left.”

She further said that they will meet Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to inform about the incident and the issue was also raised in Parliament by BJP MP Prahalad Patel.

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  1. T
    Mar 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm
    So only if a Minister family is robbed Railways react quickly to suspend the RPF staff who were on duty.
    1. L
      Mar 20, 2015 at 2:54 am
      Another PR activity by a news hungry bjp minister. Moodi effect.
      1. A
        Mar 20, 2015 at 3:26 am
        Did they ever suspend anyone when ordinary citizens were robbed ??? Who knows if the cops were complicit with the robbers !
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          Deeksha Sharma
          Mar 19, 2015 at 5:23 pm
          Wonderful. This should happen to every minister and his/her family. Only then law and order will improve. Would the authorities suspend the guards if you and I are rrobbed?
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            Rangaesh Gadasalli
            Mar 20, 2015 at 2:53 am
            This is a bad story but to some extent that it happened to a VIP couple who had police to guard them. So what happens to poor innocent people who are travelling? the govt should entrust the security of the compartments to its staff so that pengers are protected till the next station. These staff can return via the return journey Taxis carrying foreign tourists should be permitted via govt agency only as tourists are getting attacked by taxi drivers and others.Criminals and stray incidents are bringing bad name to India and its people who are generally welcoming and friendly.
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