Amaravati: In what is being termed as the biggest recovery by the Railway Protection Force, stolen property worth over Rs 5 crore was recovered and two people were arrested by the Force personnel of Vijayawada Division in Andhra Pradesh.
The two perpetrators were travelling by Madurai-Hazrat Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Express on Tuesday with 13.5 kg of gold, 67 kg of silver and Rs 40,000 in cash, said a release issued by the South Central Railway.
On information by the Chennai police, the RPF deployed three special sub-teams at Tenali railway station and traced the two accused in the general compartment.
“The Chennai Joint Commissioner of Police informed that a two-member gang was aboard a train with huge quantity of gold, silver and currency stolen from a jeweller’s house in Chennai. Based on mobile phone tracking, it was established that the criminals were travelling in the Sampark Kranti Express and we laid a trap at Tenali station,” said Senior Divisional Security Commissioner S R Gandhi.
“The stolen property was recovered from the duo’s possession. This is the biggest recovery of stolen property by the RPF in the Indian Railways,” added Gandhi.