Hyderabad: The Government Railway Police and the Railway Protection Force seized Rs 66.5 lakh unaccounted cash, which was being sent to Mumbai as a hawala transaction, during searches at the Nampally railway station. Police arrested four persons from Bihar, while a hunt was launched to nab the manager of a courier company at Osmangunj in Koti.
At 8.15 pm on Wednesday, the sleuths of GRP and RPF intercepted four people carrying two parcel boxes about to board train no 17032 from Hyderabad to Mumbai at platform number six.
On checking the boxes, the sleuths found several bundles of cash in Rs 2,000, Rs 500, Rs 200 and Rs 100 denomination. The boxes also contained footwear and LED lights, under which the cash was concealed. The suspects were immediately taken into custody and the cash seized.
GRP superintendent of police G. Ashok Kumar said that the accused have been identified as Sathyendar Bhagat, 42, Dinesh Thakur, 38, Mukesh Kumar, 24, and Dinesh Thakur, 26, all natives of Bihar and employed at Andhra Express Service Pvt Ltd, a courier company at Osmangunj.
They were taking the parcel boxes to put in the seating-cum-luggage rack coach.
“The manager of the courier company, Lalji, is absconding. On questioning, the accused revealed that the consignment was bound for Mumbai and one Raju was to collect them. The box with LED lights contained Rs 32.5 lakh and the one with footwear had Rs 34 lakh cash. The accused did not possess any documents regarding the cash, which will be handed over to the Income Tax department,” the official said....