The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N. F. Railway continues their drives against transhipment of contraband items through railways. On 20th & 21st of May, 2023, RPF of N.F. Railway conducted drives against carrying of contraband items at Agartala, Chaparmukh and Badarpur railway stations, trains and has recovered contraband goods around Rs. 6.9 lacs. During the drives they recovered ganja weighing a total of 69 kgs approximately that valued around Rs. 6.9 lacs. Five persons were apprehended in this connection. The apprehended persons along with seized items were later handed over to the respective OC/GRP or local police station for further course of action.
In an incident on 20th May, 2023, a team of RPF/Badarpur while performing escorting duty from Agartala to Badarpur in train no. 15626 (Agartala – Deoghar Express) detected one unclaimed bag. On opening the bag, the team recovered 8 packets of ganja. The seized ganja was worth approximately Rs. 1.28 lacs and weighed around 12.80 kgs. Later the seized ganja was de-boarded at Badarpur station and handed over to GRP/Badarpur for further course of action.
In another incident on 21st May, 2023, the RPF team of Agartala conducted a drive at Agartala railway station acting over information. In the course of the drive, they detected a few suspicious persons with five bags. On opening the bags, they found ganja weighed around 36 Kg approximately valued at Rs. 3.60 lacs. Five persons were apprehended in this connection. Later the apprehended persons along with the recovered ganja were handed over to the GRP of Agartala for further course of action.
It may be mentioned here that the RPF of N. F. Railway towards their objective of a drug-free country, is constantly on vigil towards activities related to smuggling and transportation of contraband items at various railway stations and trains to make the nation drug-free.