RPF seizes 20kg of ganja from Rajdhani

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Friday early morning recovered around 20kg ganja (cannabis) from the Rajdhani Express. The RPF personnel had been tipped-off that some smugglers were carrying ganja in the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. Based on the information, the RPF team carried out a search operation at different railway compartments and bathrooms, seizing the contraband.

By Our Special Correspondent in Patna
  • Published 15.09.18
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Patna: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Friday early morning recovered around 20kg ganja (cannabis) from the Rajdhani Express. The RPF personnel had been tipped-off that some smugglers were carrying ganja in the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. Based on the information, the RPF team carried out a search operation at different railway compartments and bathrooms, seizing the contraband.

Patna railway SP Ashok Kumar Singh said: "The ganja was recovered from a bathroom. Police have started an investigation from where the ganja was loaded in the train and where it was to be delivered."

The railway SP said the police had some clue that the smugglers had to deliver the consignment at Barauni Junction but due to RPF checking drive the smugglers changed their plan.

The recovery of ganja from the Rajdhani Express is case of concern for railway police as the Rajdhani Express is considered a protected train.

The railway police have also arrested two persons who were behind the loot incident on the Purnea-Patna Kosi Express.

The arrested criminals are Vivek Kumar, a resident of the river police station area, while the other is a juvenile. The police seized 19 mobile phones and Rs 4,030 from their possession.

Singh said: "The police are looking for other members behind loot incidents. The gang is active between Fatuha and Rajendra Nagar police stations and mainly loot mobile phones from passengers."

Many passengers on board at Purnea-Patna Kosi Express train were robbed of cash, mobile and other valuables by dacoits near Didarganj railway station on September 11.

The dacoits barged into the train before Didarganj station by pulling the chain. They targeted passengers in general bogies and also assaulted passengers who resisted the loot bid. The criminals had information that the Kosi Express was running late by 10 hours and there were no RPF security on the train.