Hyderabad: Surveillance of previous offenders by Government Railway Police, Secunderabad, has helped crack seven thefts and arrest a couple on Monday morning.
The GRP recovered 32 tolas of gold worth Rs 13 lakh from the couple’s possession.
GRP received information on Monday at about 8 am that a couple was moving around the general booking counter of Platform Number 1 suspiciously. A team led by GRP inspector K. Adi Reddy reached the platform and questioned the two.
When they failed to give proper answers regarding their presence on the platform, they were taken into custody. On persistent questioning, the couple – Maskuri Krishna and his wife Shalini Reddy — confessed to committing seven thefts in three months at the Secunderabad station and trains emanating from there.
The two were previously jailed for theft under the Kacheguda GRP limits and released in June.
Superintendent of railway police, Secunde-rabad, B. Anuradha said: “The accused used to board general compartments of trains starting from Secunderabad, like Golconda, Sirpur-Kagaznagar and Machilipatnam Express. They would open the bags of passengers and steal valuable ornaments like gold, apart from cash, and close the zip. Passengers would realise the theft after they alighted from the train.
Following complaints, the GRP kept vigil and arrested the duo.
The couple has been remanded to judicial custody....