GUWAHATI, Dec 23: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway conducts regular drives and checks at stations and trains to curb the transportation of contraband/smuggled goods. RPF of NF Railway recovered 800.70 grams of gold worth Rs 38 lakh and Ganja worth Rs 90,000 from the train on December 21.
In an incident, on December 21 around 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 information. They apprehended one person namely Khundongbam Ranbir Meitei, resident of Imphal and recovered 4 gold biscuits weighing about 800.70 grams from Coach No. A-1, Berth No.1 of the 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 approximately Rs 38 lakh.
In another incident, on the same day around 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 5 packets of ganja, weighing about 9 kgs. Later, the recovered Ganja was handed over to OC/GRP/Agartala. In this connection a case was registered. Value of the recovered Ganja is approximately Rs 90,000.
It may be mentioned here that RPF of NF 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.