GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - An anti-drugging team of Railway Protection Force (RPF) apprehended two miscreants from a train in the wee hours today and seized cash and mobile phones from them.
The duo, Yakub Ali (36) and Abdul Salam (26), were caught red-handed by the RPF team from the 15666 Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express while they were engaged in looting cash and belongings from two passengers after having made them unconscious by administering sedative tablets with tea.
About Rs 16,500 in cash and three mobile sets were recovered from them. They were later handed over to the Government Railway Police (GRP) after the train reached Guwahati Station.
Meanwhile, the two victims of drugging were admitted to the MMC Hospital here and their condition was said to be stable.
Railway officials have urged commuters and general public not to accept food or any other items from unknown persons during train journeys. Officials said that in case of any incident of drugging or other crime, passengers can call the national RPF toll-free number 182 for reporting such incidents.