SCR’s RPF Personnel earn the Appreciation of Commercial Tax Authorities

Secunderabad: Shri Ramanaiah, Assistant Sub Inspector, Koteswara Rao, Venkaiah and Krishna, Head Constables, Crime Prevention and Detection Squad (CPDS), Railway Protection Force, Vijayawada Division detained four persons carrying gold ornaments on 25th October, 2015 at Vijayawada Railway Station.

On enquiry, they revealed that the bag in their possession contained 20 kgs of gold ornaments worth 5.2 crores. The RPF team immediately handed over the persons and the seized gold to Government Railway Police (GRP), Vijayawada.  The bag was produced before Commercial Tax authorities of Government of Andhra Pradesh by GRP.

During verification of the gold in the bag and papers, the detained persons informed the police that the ornaments were intended for supply to Jewelry shops in Hyderabad and Vijayawada, and are being brought from Chennai.

However, they were not in possession of any invoice and proper bills. The commercial tax authorities imposed a tax of Rs. 15.65 lakhs on the unauthorized gold. The persons remitted the tax amount and got their material released. Commercial Tax Department Officials appreciated the prompt action taken by the Railway Protection Force Personnel.

SCR realise Rs.5.7 Lakh during ‘Special Check’ against Ticketless Travel at Secunderabad Railway Station

South Central Railway conducted a Special Check against ticketless and irregular travel at Secunderabad Railway Station on 25th October, 2015.  The Check was conducted under the direct supervision of Shri M. Sarjan Rao, Chief Commercial Manager, Passenger Marketing, South Central Railway. Senior officers from Commercial Department were also present during the check.

The check was undertaken by 120 Ticket checking staff, supplemented by Railway Protection Force (RPF) Personnel. Tickets of passengers were scrutinized to detect ticketless/irregular travel. During the Check, all the exit points at Secunderabad Railway station were plugged to prevent ticketless travellers escaping from the check.

A total of 1293 persons, comprising of 411 persons travelling without ticket, 644 persons travelling irregularly and 238 cases of un-booked luggage were detected. An amount of Rs. 5, 70, 195/- was realised towards penalty during the Special Check.

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