Businessman detained for drugging and robbing railway passengers

Hyderabad: Railroad police on Friday arrested a cloth businessman on charges of stealing valuables from passengers after offering them food containing drugs.

Mukaddar Ali, 44, from the village of Kakrala in the Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh, duped passengers in three separate incidents and took away their bags containing gold and electronic gadgets as well as money. money, according to the railway superintendent of the Secunderabad division. Police B Anuradha.

Ali offered dates and raisins mixed with diazepam powder saying it was “prasadam” to passenger Rajan Singh from Madhya Pradesh as he traveled to Secunderabad-Nagpur express two years ago. month.

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After Singh lost consciousness, Ali stole the bag from the former containing 15,000 rupees in cash, a cell phone, ATM cards and a passport. Prior to committing the offense in the Secunderabad-Nagpur express, Ali traveled to Chennai and committed a similar offense in the Charminar express.

During the trip he started talking with a passenger and when the train passed Ongole station he offered him biscuits mixed with diazepam powder. When the passenger lost consciousness, Ali took away a gold ring and 3,000 rupees in cash.

In May 2019, Ali boarded the Hazrat Nizamuddin express in Delhi where he developed a friendship with a passenger. After the train reached Balharshah station, it gave the passenger biscuits dusted with diazepam powder. Noticing that the passenger was sleeping soundly, Ali stole the passenger’s gold ring and chain and got off the train.

Based on information, the police arrested Ali and took him into custody.

The man held

Meanwhile, the railway police arrested Mohammed Maruf Faiyaz, 23, for allegedly smuggling marijuana from Chhatrapur to Odisha in Pune in Maharashtra at Konark express.

When the train reached platform number 10, police checked Faiyaz’s luggage and found 30 kg of dry marijuana worth Rs. 6 lakh, police said.

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