GUWAHATI, March 4 - With mystery still looming over the seizure of a huge amount of cash, gold, silver and documents by RPF Guwahati on Monday, the railway force is yet to make any arrest in this connection. The RPF has failed to apprehend the persons who were present at the time of interception of the consignment at the parcel office of the Guwahati Railway Station as they managed to escape from the spot.
The RPF seized Rs 4,84,000 in currency notes, Rs 4,900 in coins, 31 pairs of gold bangles, 5.10 kg silver, along with other items.
While performing duty at the Guwahati station on Monday, RPF Head Constable Ajay Nag and Constable Debabrata Saikia intercepted a consignment after getting information from sources about unclaimed cash and valuables in the parcel siding area.
�They immediately started checking the parcel siding area and detected 10 poly bags without railway mark after receiving the information at 6 am. Two persons came to the parcel office. When a RPF team started questioning them about these boxes, they fled from the spot by giving some excuses. We waited for them almost four hours, but no one came. The boxes were supposed to be delivered in Kolkata, Tinsukia and other parts of the State,� RPF sources said.
�Enquiry was made in the parcel office about the poly bags, but no detail was found. They informed the inspector of RPF and the bags were brought to the RPF post. After getting necessary approval from the departments concerned, all the bags were opened by keeping independent witness of staff and officers. The entire procedure was videographed as well,� RPF sources added.
It may be mentioned that the RPF of Northeast Frontier Railway has been successfully recovering such items during routine checking and raids. During 2019, the RPF had recovered items worth Rs 6.1 crore from various stations within its jurisdiction.