Four persons apprehended
GUWAHATI, July 29: Continuing the fight against transportation of contraband/smuggled goods in trains, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway has recovered contraband goods worth more than Rs 94.49 lakh during the period from July 23 to 27, 2022. The contraband/smuggled items including morphine, liquor, foreign cigarettes, ganja, etc., were recovered during regular checks and drives at various stations and trains over NF Railway. RPF also apprehended four persons for alleged involvement in transportation of contraband goods.
In an incident on July 27, 2022, RPF & GRP officials and staff of Guwahati conducted a joint drive in train no. 20503 DN (Rajdhani Express) at Guwahati Railway Station. In course of the drive, they apprehended two persons with the recovery of 730 grams morphine valued about Rs 70 lakh from the said train. The apprehended persons were travelling from Dimapur towards Delhi without journey tickets. Later, the apprehended persons were handed over to OC/GRP/Guwahati for further course of action.
On the same day, RPF of NF Railway recovered foreign cigarettes worth about Rs 7 lakh in different drives conducted in train no. 12423 DN (Rajdhani Express). In a drive conducted jointly with GRP of Guwahati, they apprehended one person who was travelling from Dimapur without any journey ticket for Prayagraj (Allahabad). In another incident on the same day, RPF recovered unclaimed liquor valued about Rs 59 thousand while conducting checking in train no. 13247 DN (Capital Express) at Bagdogra Railway station.
During July 23 to 26, 2022 RPF of NF Railway recovered contraband goods including ganja, liquor, etc., worth about Rs 16.90 lakh during different checks and drives conducted at Agartala, Dimapur, Dharmanagar, New Coochbehar, Katihar and New Bongaigaon stations. CPDS team of RPF/Katihar also apprehended one person at Katihar with recovery of liquor in a joint checking conducted with GRP of Katihar.
It may be mentioned here that RPF of NF Railway has detected 427 cases of transportation of contraband/smuggled goods during the period from January to June, 2022 and recovered contraband/smuggled goods worth more than Rs 16.98 crore. During this period, RPF also apprehended 91 persons involved in transportation of contraband/smuggled goods.