2 weeks after youth pushed off train, Bandra GRP lodges FIR

Mumbai: The Bandra government railway police on Tuesday registered a case against unknown persons who had allegedly robbed a 17-year-old at Bandra station a couple of weeks ago. Earlier, the GRP had refused to entertain the case.

Media had reported the incident on Tuesday. The family of the victim, Aditya Pawar, had accused the GRP of burking. They said Aditya had approached the Bandra GRP outpost minutes after the incident on January 22, but that he was sent away with only a “certificate of loss”.

ACP, GRP, WR, Pradeep Bijwe, said they had registered an offence against unknown persons and were trying to trace the robbed cellphone.

Pawar lives in Dadar and is pursuing an animation course in Bandra. On January 22, Pawar was travelling to Bandra by train around 10.45am when the train crossed Mahim. Pawar then stood near the door of the general compartment as he had to get off at the next station. A youth was blocking the entrance and Pawar asked him to move. The man was rude to Pawar and pulled off his earphones and cellphone.

After getting down at Bandra, Pawar realized that his phone was missing. He jumped back into the train and grabbed the man, asking him to return his cellphone. But the man told Pawar that he didn’t know anything about his phone. Pawar then realized that the man had passed on his phone to someone else. As the train started to move, the man and his three friends—all in 20s—pushed Pawar off the train. He landed on the platform and sustained minor bruises. Pawar approached the Bandra GRP, who reportedly made a note of his phone’s IMEI number and assured him that it would be tracked. But they didn’t register an FIR.