Merchant robbed of goods worth Rs 50 lakh on Latur-Mumbai Express

Jewellery merchant’s bag full of valuables worth nearly Rs 50 lakh stolen from AC compartment of Latur-Mumbai Express between Kurduwadi and Daund

The Kurduwadi-Daund-Pune rail section is infamous for the frequent thefts and dacoities on trains, and the tragedy is that the police have been incapable of curbing the crimes, even as the dacoits have made hay.

Lalit Kumar Desaram Mali, 35, a jewellery businessman of Latur, has lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police (GRP), Pune, against an unidentified person for stealing cash and ornaments worth Rs 49,89,500. The theft came to light after Mali reached Daund station and found his bag of valuables missing. According to GRP, Lalit boarded the AC coach B-1 45 on the Latur-Mumbai Express on Thursday night.

GRP Assistant Police Inspector and investigating officer M M Jagtap said, “We have lodged a complaint against unidentified person and are investigating. Mali said that he is regular passenger of this route as he goes regularly to Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazar for business.”

Lalit Mali told TGS, “I booked my ticket on the Latur-Mumbai Express. On Wednesday, I arrived on the Devnar Express at Latur. The Latur market was closed on Thursday, so I went to Mumbai. I was awake when the train passed Kurduwadi. Then I fell asleep and I woke up when the train reached Daund at 3.10 am. That is when I found my bag missing.”

Originally published on The Golden Sparrow

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