HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway has tightened security in the Vijayawada-Gudur section with the RPF and GRP launching coordinated efforts.
Additional police personnel are being deputed to escort more trains in the section. Police personnel are being stationed at wayside, vulnerable stations too as a part of the tightened security measures.
Theft of gold ornaments took place in some sleeper coaches of Train 12759 Chennai-Hyderabad Charminar Express occurred between Ammanabrolu and Uppugunduru railway stations in the Chirala-Ongole section of Vijayawada division at 11:35 pm on Saturday. While some members of the robber gang travelled on the train and pulled the alarm chain, others from outside snatched necklaces of passengers who were sleeping by the windows.
Six passengers of the train lodged complaints about loss of their valuables with the Government Railway Police Station at Secunderabad.
Cases were accordingly registered by the GRP and investigation is on to nab the culprits.
Immediately on receipt of information about the incident, assistant security commissioner, RPF, Vijayawada rushed to the spot along with RPF inspectors of Chirala and Ongole.
Deputy superintendent of railway police, Nellore, along with GRP inspector, Ongole and local police personnel also reached the spot.
Search operations were carried out by the police teams in the surrounding areas but no suspect was traced.
All the local police stations alongside the railway route between Ongole and Chirala were alerted and asked to apprehend the criminals.