Guwahati, 5th October: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) had recovered gold bars worth Rs 1.12 crore and apprehended four persons in Assam Barpeta district.

On receipt of information, RPF team from Guwahati comprising Sub Inspector Madhab Ekka, Constable Kamal Hussain, Dharmendra Yadab and Inderjeet conducted raid in train no 05909 DN (Avadh Assam Exp) from Guwahati to Barpeta Road station.

During raid they apprehended four persons identified as Padma Saha, Sandhya Das, Md. Ansarul Alom, Prabir Sarkar, all are hailing from West Bengal, from berth number 25, 26, 32, 34 (coach No A-1) of the passenger train.

During search operation, the RPF team had recovered 13 pieces of gold bars weighing about 2.15 kg from their possession.

A top official of Northeastern Railway said that the recovered gold bars in Assam worth Rs 1.12 crore were kept concealed in shoes, bags and waistbands.

Later, the apprehended persons were taken into custody by DRI, Guwahati for necessary action.

In this regard, DRI/Guwahati registered a case vide no. 07/CL/IMP/GOLD/DRI/GZU/2020-21.