Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) stopped a Metro train to nab a man who had stolen a commuter’s bag containing
Rs 1.6 lakh cash, and returned the bag to its owner. The incident was reported on Saturday afternoon from Noida City Centre Metro station.
According to police, Ruchi Kumar Tiwari, a resident from Madhya Pradesh, complained to CISF personnel at the station that his bag of cash had been stolen from the baggage screening machine while he was being frisked.
“Tiwari hails from Pithorabad in Satna, MP. Around 3.10 pm, he informed the CISF shift in-charge at Noida City Centre Metro station, sub-inspector Raj Kumar, that he could not find his bag on the output roller of the X-Ray screening machine after putting it through. Immediately, the SI alerted the CISF control room to view the CCTV footage. They found that some other passenger had deliberately picked up the bag. The footage showed the accused entering the frisking area without a bag,” CISF spokesperson Deputy Commandant Hemendra Singh said.
Immediately, CISF personnel alerted their surveillance team, which found that the passenger who had picked up the bag was boarding a Metro train. The train was identified and its driver was contacted over wireless system to stop. CISF personnel then apprehended the man, Jaspal, who is a resident of Tagore Garden.
Later, the bag was handed over to Tiwari. Jaspal, officials said, was handed over to Noida police.
Earlier this week, CISF personnel had apprehended a mobile phone thief and recovered a phone with the help of CCTV footage at the same station. In that case too, a commuter — Sunil Kumar from Kalkaji — had approached the CISF in-charge at Noida City Centre Metro station that someone had picked up his bag from the X-ray machine.
“CCTV footage was reviewed and the thief was identified. CISF personnel were alerted and briefed about him. The next day, the same person came to the station and was noticed by a constable who immediately alerted the control room. After Kumar had identified his mobile, the culprit was handed over to local police,” Singh said.
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