Mangaluru, April 22: Huge amount of unaccounted currency notes were seized on Tuesday April 21st from a train passenger by the crime prevention and detection squad, Railway Protection Force of Palakkad division, stated a media release from Southern Railway.
Two RPF constables found the passenger in suspicious circumstances travelling in the S-8 coach of Chennai Central – Mangaluru Central West Coast Express (train number 22637) on Tuesday, as the train was running between Vadakara and Thalassery stations in the early morning hours.
A thorough search of his luggage revealed bundles of currency notes worth Rs 8 lac, without proper accounting.
The person was later identified as Sandeep Singh (25), a native of Gaya district of Bihar.
The passenger and the seized money were handed over to the income tax office at Kannur for further course of action as per the directions of the divisional security commissioner, Palakkad, the media release stated.