They were relieved of cash and jewellery by robbers who barged into their AC coupe in the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Express.
In a shocking incident, Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya and his wife, Sudha Malaiya, were robbed of their valuables by an armed gang while they were travelling to Delhi by the Jabalpur-Nizammudin Express early on Thursday morning.
According to Mrs. Mallaya, five persons armed with daggers gained entry into their first class AC coupe after knocking on the door around 4 a.m. when the train was speeding away near Mathura.
The desperados made away with a gold chain, a ring and some cash.
Narrating her harrowing experience, she said, “We boarded the train at Damoh. There was a knock at the door of our coupe at about 4 a.m. and when I opened the door, a person carrying dagger entered forcefully followed by four others.
“Then they snatched my purse, chain and ring. They also took away money from my husband’s purse. There was another ring on my left hand which was not coming out and they threatened to cut my finger.’’
Mr. Malaiya and his wife later met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to apprise him of the incident.