GUWAHATI, Sept 5: Continuing the fight against transportation of contraband/illicit goods in trains, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway has recovered contraband goods worth more than Rs 7.54 lakh between August 30 & September 2, 2022. The contraband/illicit items specifically consisted of ganja & liquors that were recovered from unclaimed bags during regular checks and drives at various stations and trains over NF Railway.
In an incident on September 1, 2022, RPF teams of Lumding conducted a drive in train No. 13174 DN (Kanchanjunga Express) at Lumding Railway Station. In the course of the drive, they seized 1 unclaimed bag from a coach and recovered 30 kg of ganja valued about Rs 3 lakhs from the said train. The recovered bag was later handed over to OC/GRP/Lumding for further course of action.
On August 30 and 31, CIB team of RPF/Rangiya detected and recovered 54 bottles of illicit liquor from 04 unclaimed bags worth above Rs. 19 thousand at New Bongaigaon Railway Station. The bags were kept under the concrete benches of platform No. 4 & 5. The recovered bags were later handed over to the excise inspector of Bongaigaon for further necessary action.
Between, August 30 and September 2, 2022, RPF of NF Railway recovered contraband/illicit goods consisting ganja worth about Rs 7.30 lakh & liquors worth above Rs 24 thousand during different checks and drives conducted at Agartala, Jirania, New Jalpaiguri, Lumding, Alipurduar and New Bongaigaon stations.
It may be mentioned here that RPF of NF Railway are constantly vigil towards activities related to smuggling and transportation of contraband items at various railway stations and trains over NF Railway as to make the train journey safe and peaceful.