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RPF seize fake currency notes with face value 1.16 cr from Avadh-Assam Express

RPF recovers fake currency notes with face value 1.16 cr from Avadh-Assam Express
(Recovered fake notes by RPF Mariani from Avadh-Assam Express train, on March 16, 2021)

Kohima, March 16 (NEx): The Railway Police Force personnel of Mariani in Assam seized fake notes of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 denominations with face value of over 1.16 crore from Avadh-Assam Express on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

The Northeast Railway Frontier in an update informed that at about 11:00 hrs today, Sub-Inspector/RPF/Mariani P.K. Bishnu received an information from Bijoy Kumar Chanda on-duty TTE of Train No. 05910 Avadh Assam express regarding an unclaimed bag in S-1 coach.

NFR said that on arrival of the train at Mariani at 11:30 hrs, Sub Inspector/RPF/ Mariani along with staff attended the train, removed the bag and brought it to RPF post Mariani. After observing all formalities, under the supervision of Asst. Security Commissioner/RPF/Mariani, the chain of the bag was opened in presence of witnesses and the bag was found to contain huge quantity of fake currency notes (FICN) wrapped with one blanket, it said.

The currency notes were checked and counted with the assistance of commercial staff and found 3860 numbers of Rs. 2000 denomination and 7946 numbers of Rs 500 denomination, amounting to Rs. 1,16,93,000 (One Crore sixteen Lakh ninty three thousand).

NFR updated that the said amount has been seized by Sub Inspector/RPF/Mariani under proper seizure list in the presence of witnesses and the fake currency with relevant paper was later handed over to GRP/Mariani for further legal action.