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The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway recovered 800.70 grams of gold worth Rs 38 lakh and ganja worth Rs 90,000 from a train.

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On December 21, officers and staff of RPF New Jalpaiguri, SIB New Jalpaiguri and DRI Siliguri jointly conducted checking in train no. 12423 Rajdhani Express at New Jalpaiguri railway station after receiving an information, officials said on December 23.

They apprehended one person namely, Khundongbam Ranbir Meitei, a resident of Maibam Leikau village in Imphal West district of Manipur and recovered 4 gold biscuits weighing about 800.70 grams from the train.

The apprehended person was travelling from Dimapur to New Delhi, a release from NF Railway said.

Later, with recovered items the apprehended person was sent to the custody of DRI Siliguri for further legal action. The value of the recovered gold is estimated Rs 38 lakh.

Banned substance worth Rs 90,000 recovered

In another incident, on the same day, constable Saikat Paul and constable VK Yadav of RPF 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 kg.

Later, the recovered substance was handed over to OC, GRP Agartala. In this connection a case was registered. Value of the recovered substance was Rs 90,000, NF Railway said.

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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.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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