Thieves reportedly walked away with some cash from a train carrying over Rs 300 crore of RBI money from a train
Thieves reportedly walked away with some cash from a train carrying over Rs 300 crore of RBI money from a train, which was heavily guarded by police, in Tamil Nadu. Media reports said the money belonging to Reserve Bank of India was being moved on Chennai-bound Salem Express. India Today TV reported that about Rs 340 crore was being transported in 220 cartons in two compartments of the train. The train had left Salem station on Monday night. However, when it reached Egmore, some boxes containing soiled rupee notes were found to be tampered.
Police were clueless as to how the theft took place. It is suspected that the thieves may have stolen some lakhs of rupees. Police suspect that a big gang may be involved in the incident. While further investigations are on, police said that forensic officials have been roped in to probe the incident. In April, dacoits had looted over 100 passengers of their money and valuables in Rampur, which is 290 km from Lucknow. The incident happened even as the coaches were heavily guarded by security forces including an assistant commissioner of police. Reports said that the theives had drilled a big hole on the roof of one of the coaches carrying the currency. The money was being transferred to the RBI from a few public sector banks.