MUMBAI: A 17-year-old kid from Vasai who had escaped to his old neighborhood in Uttar Pradesh subsequent to taking a cell phone from a train suburbanite was nectar caught by the rail route police and confined as of late. The kid, whose personality has been retained as he is a minor, has four different instances of burglary enlisted against him in the past.

The most recent occasion was accounted for on August 4 in the Pune-Jaipur Express. A suburbanite, Rajkumar Meena, was possessing a seat by the window. While he was checking his telephone and the train had begun moving from Vasai station, somebody slid his hand under the window and grabbed the handset. Meena enrolled a grumbling with Vasai Government Railway Police (GRP).

Maharashtra: Railway cops use social media honeytrap to nab phone thief | Mumbai News - Times of India
Maharashtra: Railway cops use social media honeytrap to nab phone thief | Mumbai News - Times of India

Police followed the taken telephone with its IMEI number and followed its area to an adolescent living in Vasai (East). The 17-year-old let the police know that he had acquired the telephone from his companion, who was as old as him, since his handset was damaged.

The police then, at that point, begun searching for his companion however discovered that he had gotten away. "We accumulated that the telephone was taken by his companion. However, we didn't have the foggiest idea where he was stowing away," said a Vasai GRP officer.

Maharashtra: Railway cops use social media honeytrap to nab phone thief | Mumbai News - Times of India
Maharashtra: Railway cops use social media honeytrap to nab phone thief | Mumbai News - Times of India

The police then, at that point, discovered that the charged had a record on Instagram. One of the GRP constables made a phony Instagram account in a lady's name and transferred an irregular presentation image of a lady that he got off the internet.

The constable sent the charged a few direct messages. He reacted and the two started to visit habitually. When they developed close, the constable - who was acting like a lady - asked where the kid was set up. The charged answered that he was in Uttar Pradesh.

Maharashtra: Railway cops use social media honeytrap to nab phone thief | Mumbai News - Times of India
Maharashtra: Railway cops use social media honeytrap to nab phone thief | Mumbai News - Times of India

"The constable called him to a nursery in Nalasopara for a date. At the point when the blamed turned up on October 22, we confined him," said an official. As the kid is underage, he has been shipped off a perception home in Bhiwandi.

The charged began his criminal profession in 2019. The principal instance of robbery was enlisted in 2019 and three additional cases were enrolled before this year.

Maharashtra: Railway cops use social media honeytrap to nab phone thief | Mumbai News - Times of India
Maharashtra: Railway cops use social media honeytrap to nab phone thief | Mumbai News - Times of India