Two fatka gang members caught by RPF personnel at Lower Parel

Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 11:27 IST | Suraj Ojha

Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel arrested two members of the notorious fatka gang earlier this week at Lower Parel station

Fatka gang members in custody of the GRP at Lower Parel
Fatka gang members in custody of the GRP at Lower Parel

Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel arrested two members of the notorious fatka gang earlier this week at Lower Parel station. The gang is known to stand at signals or other poles lining the tracks and hit the hands of those standing at the doors of train compartments, causing them to drop phones and handbags.

Earlier this week, during patrolling in the Lower Parel station area, ASI Bala Saheb Maali, RPF, along with Sheikh Sohel and Deepak Jiloba, saw a man perched on an OHE pole and hitting passengers of slow trains so that their mobiles phones fell out.
The cops immediately dragged the man off the pole. The culprit, identified as Jaffer Husain, 19, a resident of Bandra East, was arrested by the Mumbai Central GRP.

That same afternoon, another man was seen standing near the signal at Lower Parel, busy hitting people’s hands. The RPF chased the man, who fell on the tracks and was promptly arrested.

The accused, identified as Nisar Ahmed, 22, a resident of Masjid Bunder, was injured in the head due to the fall, and had to be treated at Nair Hospital.

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