Mumbai, Jun 25: Police Inspector Shashikant Shinde of the CST railway police can’t stop gushing about 24-year-old Bharati Tambe. “The entire credit should go to her for catching the crook.”
Tambe showed exemplary courage by jumping out of a moving train and grabbing hold of a man who had just snatched her chain. Said Tambe, “What amazed me was that after snatching my chain, he was walking off coolly.”
Added Shinde, “Vishwa-karma seems to be a professional thief and may be involved in many chain-snatching incidents. A similar incident was reported at Sandhurst Road station two days ago and the description of the chain snatcher matches this man’s profile.”
Tambe, who works near Bora Bazaar, said, “I am used to getting off and boarding running trains. As my chain was worth Rs 15,000, I had to get it at any cost.”
At 6.56 pm on Friday, Bhandup-resident Bharati Tambe (24), boarded the ladies compartment of a Kalyan-bound local train, when Raju Vishwakarma (20), snatched her chain
Tambe, who is on her way home, jumps out of the moving train, runs after the chain snatcher and grabs him
Even though commuters and passersby confront him, Vishwakarma refuses to admit he has snatched her chain. Luckily, policemen in civil clothes arrive and recover the chain from him and take him away to the police station.