Two members of a gang involved in robbing train passengers of their valuables were today arrested by Government Railway Police from Kanpur Central Railway Station. According to the GRP in-charge, T R Pandey, two suspicious men were spotted during the routine checking in the wee hours.
On being questioned by the police, they tried to escape. However, they were arrested and police seized three ATM cards, 230 grams of a white psychotropic powder and Rs 40,500 in cash from their possession, he said. Roop Singh, a resident of Hamirpur district and Kanpur resident Ritesh Kumar, on being interrogated, revealed that they used to target trains at Agra, Kanpur, Etawah, Tundla, Firozabad and Lucknow railway stations. A case has been registered against the duo and hunt is on to nab their associates.