Published On : Sun, Jan 25th, 2015

Hath ki Safai: Bag-lifting cases on the rise


Cases registered in Jaripatka, Sakardhara and Tehsil

Nagpur.

The number of desperadoes, thieves, burglars and tricksters seems to be on the rise. In the recent times, fellow passengers of auto-rickshaw and other public transport vehicles seem to use the opportunity of close proximity to loot fellow passengers. Three cases were registered on January 23-24, 2015.

In the first case that occurred on January 23, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 5 pm between LIC Square and Indora Square, bag-lifters managed to steal the gold ornament (Mangal Sutra) kept in her bag. The victim is identified as Pinki Amit Shrivas aged 26 years and a resident of Plot No 7, Near Mata Mandir, Gopal Nagar, Nagpur was going along with her baby daughter to Indora. After reaching Sitabuldi, she caught a sharing auto-rickshaw to go to Indora. From LIC square, three other women were picked up by the auto-rickshaw. When the auto-rickshaw was passing through the spot near the Bridge No 10 near coming in the jurisdiction of Jaripatka Police Station on Kamptee Road, the other fellow women passengers who were seated in close proximity with the victim managed to divert her attention and stole gold ornament (Mangal-Sutra) and Rs 700 in cash totaling an amount worth Rs 15,300/-(Fifteen thousand three hundred) kept in her purse (hand-bag). On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim Pinki Shrivas, Police Sub-Inspector Khaje of Jaripatka Police Station registered a case against unknown accused under section 379 of Indian Penal Code. The Jaripatka Police is investigating the case further.

In the second case which occurred on January 24, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm, some unidentified auto-rickshaw driver had whisked away her bag which contained her gold ornament and mobile phone.

The victim identified as Vaishali Sanjay Shende aged 38 years and a resident of Plot No 21, Manewada, Geeta Nagar, Besa Road, Nagpur was standing in the Bus-stop / auto-rickshaw stand near Tukdoji Statue Square. Some auto-rickshaw drivers were also seated at the spot. However, some auto-rickshaw driver diverted her attention and lifted her brown-coloured purse which contained her Managal-Sutra (gold-ornament) and mobile collectively worth Rs 59,000/-(Rs. Fifty Nine thousand).

On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim Vaishali Shende, Police Sub-Inspector Thakre of Sakardhara Police Station registered a case against unknown accused under section 379 of Indian Penal Code. The Sakardhara Police is investigating the case further.

In the third incident which occurred on January 24, 2015 at around 7:30 pm, some identified bag-lifter taking advantage of the diverted attention of the victim, stole the hand bag containing cash from the front of Bolero Pick-Up Vehicle. The victim is identified as Mohammed Mohsin Mohammed Anees aged 28 years and a resident of Taj Manufacturing Unit, Nagpur-road, Opposite to Vittal Bakery, Karanja Gadge, Wardha District had kept his hand bag which contained Rs 19,500/- (nineteen thousand five hundred) in cash, his Adhar Card and bill of goods in the left-side of front seat in his Bolero Pick-up vehicle bearing RTO No. MH-32-Q-4609. When the victim was adjusting some of the goods kept in the rear, some unidentified thief managed to lift his hand bag.

On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim Mohammed Mohsin Mohammed Anees, Police Sub-Inspector Kokde of Tehsil Police Station registered a case against unknown accused under section 379 of Indian Penal Code. The Tehsil Police is investigating the case further.