Railway Protection Force Konkan Railway caught one thief and recovered all gold and valuable items worth 2.2 lakhs from him which he had stolen from AC 2 coach from a women passenger.
On 13.11.2020 passenger Vonita Diwakar Shetty reported that her ladies hand bag was stolen from her berth no. 8 & 10 in coach no.A1 of train no.02617 of Mangala Exp. while traveling from Udupi to Mumbai. Hand bag contained one gold Bangle, one gold Mangalsutra, one Mobile, Key bunch, Aadhar card, ATM card, Mediclaim card, one Purse with 6,000/- rupees total valued Rs-2,20,000/-. She informed to on duty TTE and lodged a complaint. On getting information Inspector Crime and Intelligence RPF /Madgao Vinod Kumar analysed the CCTV and noticed a suspected person at the train time in platform wearing a designed coloured Cap. The photo of that person with that cap was circulated in WhatsApp RPF group and on 14.11.2020 the suspect was apprehended while wearing same cap by on duty Karwar staff Constable Vinayak R.D. and train escorting duty staff of Madgaon from general coach of train no. 06345 Netravati Exp. at Karwar station. The stolen items including gold were recovered. The train was halted for crossing. After steeling he was returning to his native with stolen valuables. The apprehended person name Nikhil Kumar, R/o- of Kannur, Kerala was brought from karwar and the person was handed over to Konkan Railway Police who put a case vide Crime No.14/2020 under section 379 of IPC dated 14.11.2020.