Rly contractual staff held for stealing woman passenger’s bag


Sambalpur: A contractual employee of railway department was arrested and forwarded to court today on the charges of stealing a bag from a woman passenger in Sambalpur.

The accused, identified as Nutan Charan Bagh, was working as a supervisor of the cleaning section. He was arrested on the basis of the complaint lodged by one Manoj Das of Buddharaja area in Sambalpur district.

According to the complaint, Das along with his family was returning from Bhubaneswar in Puri Intercity express when his wife’s purse went missing at Sambalpur railway station. After a frantic search, Das lodged a complaint with the Sambalpur GRP station on January 5.

Taking note of the report, a team led by GRP inspector-in-charge Ranjan Patnaik, launched a probe into the matter. During the search, police recovered stolen items from Bagh’s house yesterday following which he was arrested.

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