Here is how the suspects from the Great Indian Train Robbery were traced by NASA
In 2016, the great Indian train robbery took place.
Two years after a group stole Rs 5.78 crore by drilling a hole in the roof of a moving train carrying cash, CB-CID has detained two persons in association with the crime. Then the police started looking for others. According to the investigations, the men put the cash in their lungis after removing it from the train compartment.
B Dinesh (38 years) and R Rohan Pardi (29 years), both of Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, were recognized as the two. In accordance with other crimes, the gang leader Moharsingh is being detained in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna Central prison.
Between the railway stations of Chinnasalem and Vriddhachalam, the five-member gang punched a hole in the ceiling of the cash compartment while riding on the train’s roof.
Two males, according to a CB-CID press statement, smashed open the wooden crates inside the compartment, entered through the hole, and seized the money. They passed the money to three other men on the rooftop while it was still wrapped in lungis.
According to the press release, those on the rooftop gave the cash bundles wrapped in lungis to the other gang members awaiting at the trackside as the train approached Vriddhachalam railway station, and then they all fled the scene.
The Reserve Bank of India in Chennai received a cash load of currency on August 8, 2016, from Indian Overseas Bank in Salem. Salem-Chennai Egmore Express train has a railway parcel van, VPH 08831. On August 9, the train departed Salem Junction at 9.05 p.m. and landed at Egmore at 3.55 a.m.
Around 11 am, RBI officers opened the delivery vehicle and discovered that Rs 5.78 crore had been taken after a hole had been made in the roof.
On August 9, 2016, the Government Railway Police in Egmore opened a complaint. Two days later, the matter was transferred to the Crime Branch CID.
According to CB CID authorities, a special squad was assembled and sent across the nation to gather data from informants stationed at various locations.
Following a tip, DSP Krishnan of CB CID & his colleagues traveled to the Madhya Pradesh districts of Ujjain and Guna.
They gathered technical insights, put together a thorough study of the numerous fragments of material, and traced the suspects.