The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has recovered a total of 34.55 kg cannabis from Railway premises over N. F. Railway during last four days. The RPF also apprehended two touts and rescued a minor girl and apprehended three suspected kidnappers from Guwahati Railway Station.
A team of RPF/Alipurduar on 19th October, 2020, conducted a surprise checking at New Coochbehar Railway Station and found a woman trying to board 02346 Guwahati-Sealdah Special carrying a big bag. On checking her bag, 14.05 kg cannabis were recovered.
One railway ticket, Rs. 13,460 in cash and one mobile phone were also recovered from her possession.
In another incident, a team of RPF conducted a search operation at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station on 02346 Guwahati-Sealdah Special and recovered two unclaimed bags containing 20.5 kg cannabis on 21 st October, 2020.
A team of RPF apprehended one person for illegally procuring and selling railway E-Tickets from a travel agency near Digboi station and seized 11 Railway tickets worth Rs. 43,231/- , one computer set, one printer and other accessories from his possession on 21 October, 2020.
Again, a team of RPF conducted surveillance at the computerized reservation centre at Guwahati Railway Station on 22 nd October, 2020 and apprehended one person for running illegal business of procuring and supplying railway tickets. The RPF team recovered two railway tickets, one
xerox copy of railway ticket from his possession and found transactions for another two tickets in his mobile phone. Value of the recovered railway tickets is Rs.5640/-.
On 14 th October, 2020, on duty RPF personnel detected three persons with a minor girl at the computerized reservation centre at Guwahati Railway Station and detained them. On enquiry, it was found that the minor girl was kidnapped and her father had reported the kidnapping. The suspected kidnappers revealed that they were planning to flee to Kerala by train along with the minor girl. Later, the apprehended persons and the girl were handed over to Alopatti Char Police Station of Barpeta district