The Railway Protection Force of N. F. Railway recovered gold worth Rs. 38 lakhs

Maligaon, Dec 23: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N. F. Railway conducts regular drives and checks at stations and trains to curb the transportation of contraband/smuggled goods. RPF of N. F. Railway recovered 800.70 grams Gold worth Rs. 38 lakh and Ganja worth Rs. 90 thousand from train on 21st December, 2021.

In an incident, on 21.12.2021 at about 13.00 hrs, officers and staff of RPF, Post, New Jalpaiguri, SIB team/ New Jalpaiguri and DRI/Siliguri jointly conducted checking in train No. 12423 DN (Rajdhani Express) at New Jalpaiguri Railway station after receiving an information.

They apprehended one person namely, Khundongbam Ranbir Meitei resident of  Vill-Maibam Leikau, Imphal (West Manipur) and recovered 04 Gold biscuits weighing about 800.70 grams from Coach No. A-1, Berth No.1 of this train.

Apprehended person was travelling from Dimapur to New Delhi. Later, with recovered items the apprehended person was sent to the custody of DRI/Siliguri for further legal action. Value of the recovered Gold is Rs. 38,00,000/- (Approx).

In another incident, on the same day at about 05:35 hrs, Constable/Saikat Paul & Constable/V. K. Yadav of RPF Post/Agartala conducted checking in train No. 02984 DN at Agartala Railway station and recovered one unclaimed bag containing 05 packets Ganja, weighing about 09 kgs from coach No. 195638. Later, the recovered Ganja was handed over to OC/GRP/Agartala. In this connection a case was registered. Value of the recovered Ganja is Rs. 90,000/- (approx).

It may be mentioned here that RPF of N. F. Railway detected 300 cases of smuggled goods during January to November this year. During this period, the RPF recovered contraband/smuggled goods worth more than Rs. 10 crore and apprehended 99 persons involved in transportation of these contrabands.

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