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RPF detects theft case, apprehends one; recovers cannabis from two women

The RPF of NFR apprehended a thief on charges of stealing the bag of one passenger from the platform of Kamakhya Railway Station on April 5.


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2021 4:11 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NFR (Northeast Frontier Railways) apprehended a thief on charges of stealing the bag of one passenger from the platform of Kamakhya Railway Station on April 5. Moreover, the RPF and GRP teams of NFR recovered cannabis weighing about 14 kg worth about Rs 98,000 from train No. 03176 DN Kanchanjungha Express at Guwahati Railway Station.

On receipt of the complaint regarding theft of the bag of a passenger from platform No. 4 of Kamakhya Railway Station on April 5, 2021 RPF team reviewed CCTV footage and identified the suspected person. The RPF team along with the owner of the bag immediately launched a manhunt, and nabbed the thief from outside the station moving towards sick/pit line. The person was brought to RPF/Post/Kamakhya. On being interrogated, the person confessed of stealing the bag and disclosed that he had thrown away that bag after shifting all the materials to another bag which was found from his possession. Thereafter, the empty bag was also recovered from the Boripara area near Kamakhya Railway Station. The owner identified his bag and belongings. Further, the apprehended person (along with the recovered articles) was handed over to GRP/Kamakhya for taking further legal action.

In another incident, the RPF team and on duty GRP staff of Guwahati conducted joint drive against carrying of contraband articles in train No 03176 DN Kanchanjungha Express on arrival at Guwahati Railway Station on April 5, 2021. In course of checking, the team detected two ladies in suspicious manner in a coach of the train with three bags.

On checking, some packets of cannabis were found inside the bags. As such, both the women with three bags were detrained from the coach and 10 packets cannabis weighing total 14 kg worth about Rs 98,000 were recovered.

Further, the recovered materials with the apprehended ladies were brought to RPF/Post/Guwahati. After observing all formalities, the ladies with the recovered cannabis were handed over to OC/GRPS/Guwahati for further legal action, stated a release.

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