Special Task Force of N.F. Railway recovered foreign-made cigarettes from GLT Express

Maligaon, August 21: A Special Task Force (STF) of Commercial Department of N.F. Railway recovered foreign-made cigarettes worth Rs. 5.5 lakh being transported illegally in 15646 Guwahati – Lokmanya Tilak Terminas Express on 18th August.

Acting on specific information, the STF team led by Asst. Commercial Manager Shri D.J. Barman, conducted search in the train at Guwahati Railway station leading to recovery of the contraband items. The team apprehended five persons for trying to transport the goods with false declaration in the Parcel Way Bill.

Commercial Department had for the first time in N. F. Railway formed the Special Task Force (STF) on 13th August, 2019 as a part of a special initiative for clean and transparent working.

The STF team will not only check ticketless travel, activities of touts and false declaration of goods being transported but will also keep close vigil on child abuse and human trafficking in railway premises.

The team will also sensitize the frontline railway staff in dealing with passengers and ensure proper payment by contractors of Commercial Department to their staff.



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