Train robbery, Udupi Police arrests 7 and yet to nab more

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 05-12-2017 18:05:04

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Udupi : The District Police succeeded to crackdown a train robbery case who was looted by armed robbers of 4.11 kg gold worth valued Rs 1,28,32,316 on the Thiruvanthapuram bound Mumbai train near Padubidri on 17th September, 2017, said Dr. Sanjeev M Patil, Superintendent of Police, Udupi district.


He was addressing to media persons at his office on Tuesday, 5th December, while travelling by Rajendra Singh, an executive of Mumbai based gold making firm namely G M Gold Pvt Ltd was called out in the sleeper class S – 7 in Netravathi Express train on 17th September, the suite case carrying gold bangles taken away by the armed robbers near Surathkal  railway station with the knife and pistol and physically injured Rajendra Singh. The robbers who threatened the Rajendra  singh and escaped with suitcase.


He said that in this case a total of seven accused have been arrested from various places of the country and yet to be nab more.


The arrested are Mithun Vaniyan alias Bairav singh Rana Rohit Shetty (31) from Panvel of Maharastra who residing in Madikeri, Karnataka,  Pintu Arjun Chowdary from Lalpur, Bihar, Yogishwar Singh alias Yogish (24) of Chithrakot, Rajasthan, Mukhtar Ibrahim (24) of Udum, Kasargod, Riyaz K (30) of Chemmanad, Kasargod, P. K. Murugan (49) of Kuttoor, Thrissur and Prabhulal Gurjar (30) from Udaypur, Rajasthan.


SP said that Mithun Vaniyan and Pintu Arjun arrested near Ullal Railway Station on 21st November, Mukthar Ibrahim and Riyaz were taken into custody at Pumpwell in Mangaluru on 17th November. Yogishwar and Prabhulal were taken into custody in Girgaon, Mumbai on 3rd December and great criminal Murugan was arrested from Thrissur on 23rd November.


Along with the huge gold ornaments one country revolver, 2 live bullets, one gold melting machine and 6 mobiles phones have been confiscated from the seven accused. Meanwhile a Hyundai car purchased by Yogishwar has also been confiscated, SP said.

Under the guidance from IGP Hemanth Nimbalkar, the police team headed by SP Sanjeev Patil and Kumarachandra ASP, Rishikesh Sonavane DySP Karkala  division, V.S. Halamurthy Rao CPI Kaup, Sathish M P, PSI, Padubidri Police Station, and police constables Sudhakar, Rajesh, Praveen Kumar, Narayana, Umesh were part of the investigation. The police officials of Mumbai, Rajasthan, Kerala and Bihar helped in solving the robbery case in train.


IGP Hemanth Nimbalkar announced a reward of Rs. One lac to the police team who solving the case. Kumarachandra ASP, Rirshikesh Nimbalkar and Sathish M P were present on press meet. 

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