Smuggled gold worth Rs 1.65 crore recovered from train passenger
Raipur:Joint operation by DRI and RPF
In a major haul, a joint team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Raipur of Indore Zonal Unit (IZU) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) recovered smuggled gold worth Rs 1.65 crore after intercepted a passenger train on January 19 night at the Raipur Railway station. The smuggled foreign origin gold in the form of bars weighed about 3.33 kilograms.
Based on specific intelligence, the joint team of DRI and RPF caught an unidentified train passenger boarding in AC First Class (H1) coach of Howrah CSTL Duronto Express train (No – 12262) on Wednesday night soon after the train arrived at Platform no-1 of Raipur Railway station around 8.20 pm. The passenger was taken for frisking and interrogation, which led to the recovery foreign marked gold bars weighing 3.33 kilogram from his possession.
The passenger was identified as Anil Narayan Rajai (44), a resident of Gandhi Bagh in Nagpur. He boarded the train from Kolkata and was bound for Nagpur to deliver the consignment of foreign origin smuggled gold to a syndicate he works for. As of now role of five members of the syndicate has been revealed, said sources.
The RPF Intelligence played a crucial role in the interception of the Nagpur-bound train passenger, after DRI officers approached RPF Commandant S K Gupta and sought his assistance in the operations. A five-member team of RPF Raipur led by Inspector Manoranjan Kumar Mukherjee along with two Sub Inspectors Sanatan Thanapathy, N K Yadav and four constables were attached with the DRI team for the interception of smuggled gold at the designated time and location, the sources added.