The R.P Force recovered contraband items from trains, apprehended 5 persons

Maligaon, July 19: Stepping up its drive against smuggling of contraband items through trains, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) recovered various contraband items worth more than Rs. 1.25 lakh during 13th to 16th July, 2021.

The contraband items includes foreign liquor, banned drug, ganja etc were recovered during regular checks and drives at various stations and trains over N. F. Railway.   In one such incident on 13th July, 2021, RPF team and the train escort party conducted drive in train No. 05910 UP Avadh Assam Express under the supervision of IPF of   Dibrugarh.

During search they recovered one unclaimed bag containing 110 bottles foreign liquor 90 ml each from a coach of the train. Later, the recovered liquors were handed over to Inspector of Excise, Dibrugarh for necessary action. Value of the recovered liquor is Rs. 9,900/- approx.

In an incident on 14th July, 2021 the RPF Task Force Team of Tinsukia Division while conducting drive against contraband items in train No. 05928 DN New Tinsukia – Rangiya special in between Amguri and Mariani Railway Station under the supervision of DSC of Tinsukia, apprehended three persons and recovered total 87 bottles foreign liquor worth about Rs. 8,165/- from their possession.

Later, the apprehended person persons along with the recovered/seized liquor were handed over to Inspector of Excise, Jorhat, Dist. Jorhat (Assam) for necessary action. In an another incident on 15th July, 2021 acting on information regarding carrying of drugs in Train No. 02504 UP Rajdhani Express from Bihar.

A joint checking was conducted by RPF, Local Police and GRP at Simuluguri Junction railway station. During drive, they apprehended two contractual OBHS staff in a coach of the train and recovered 05 plastic packages which were kept concealed inside the Hot Cage of the coach.

On opening the packages, huge quantity of banned drug ‘Spasmo Proxyvon (SP)’ capsules in loose (total 6,780 capsules) were found. The recovered capsules were seized by GRP/Simuluguri Junction and the persons were taken into custody. In this regard, a case was registered u/s 22(c) NDPS Act. Value of the recovered/seized capsules is Rs. 67,800/- (approx).

Moreover, on 16th July, 2021, RPF team of RPF/Post/Agartala, during checking in Train No. 07029 DN (Agartala – Secunderabad Summer Special) at Agartala station, recovered one unclaimed bag containing 02 packets ganja, weighing about 04 kgs from general coach. Later, the recovered/seized ganja was handed over to OC/GRP/Agartala for further necessary action. Value of the recovered ganja is Rs. 40,000/-(approx).



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