Biscuits BanditsOf late, there has been an increase in incidents of theft in trains by biscuit bandit gangs. The modus operandi of the gangs is to travel in unreserved, reserved compartments and offer sedative mixed biscuits or cool drinks to co-passengers. After the co-passengers become unconscious they relieve them of their valuables.
After familiarizing with the co-passengers, they offer sedative-laced biscuits" unwary passengers continue to fall victim to the `biscuit bandits'. The passengers should never yield to the co-passenger's wish however kind and caring they are. They have to learn to say strictly 'no' by giving various reasons.Atleast out of selfish motive one should maintain distance.
The victims on interrogation revealed the police they were offered "sedative-laced biscuits" by the co-passenger.Railway officials have pasted warning notices in all trains, and are issuing handbills to passengers before they board the train. They also make announcements through the public address system warning passengers not to accept eatables from fellow passengers. Local newspapers and the visual media have also highlight news about biscuit bandits. Despite this, passengers are not taking such warnings seriously. It lies in the hands of the passengers to be cautious. There is no use crying after the milk is spilt.