Police warn of chain snatchers

Report by: 
Prashant Acharya
SILIGURI
6 Jan 2017

Authorities have cautioned that chain snatchers have become active in town from the past few days. One such suspect was nabbed on Thursday evening by the Matigara police over a snatching case near Uttorayon Township in Siliguri.

The incident occurred early Wednesday morning near the township. The victim was walking alone when three miscreants, aged between 20 and 25 years, heckled him and snatched his gold ring and Rs 4,000 and fled before the man could cry out for help. The victim reported the case to the Matigara police.

Acting swiftly, the police arrested Niraj Thapa on Thursday evening, but the other two suspects are still at large. Thapa was produced before the Siliguri Court today and sent to judicial custody.