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RPF recovers ganja worth Rs 11 lakh

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HT Bureau
GUWAHATI, Nov 8: Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway has recovered ganja worth Rs 11 lakh. They have seized around 110 kg of ganja approximately on Friday and Saturday.
The ganja was recovered from unclaimed bags during regular checks and drives at Lumding and Jalpaiguri Road railway stations over NF Railway.
On Friday, the RPF team of Lumding conducted a check in train no. 15909 (Avadh Assam Express) coming from Dibrugarh at Lumding railway station. During the check, they seized 5 unclaimed sacks containing 12 packets of ganja. The seized ganja weighed around 80 kg approximately and valued near about Rs 8 lakh. Later the seized items were handed over to GRP of Lumding for further course of action.
In another incident on the same day, RPF team of Jalpaiguri road conducted a drive at Jalpaiguri road railway station. In the course of the drive, they seized 11 packets of ganja weighing around 11 kg valued at about Rs 1.10 lakh. Later the seized items were handed over to GRP of New Maynaguri for further course of action.
On Saturday, the RPF team of Lumding conducted a surprise check in train no. 22504 (New Tinsukia – SMVB Bengaluru Express) at Lumding railway station. During the check, they seized 23 packets of ganja weighing around 19 kg valued at about Rs 1.90 lakh. Later, the seized items were handed over to GRP of Lumding for further course of action.
It may be mentioned here that RPF of NF Railway are constantly on the vigil towards activities related to smuggling and transportation of contraband items at various railway stations and trains.

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