The Special Task Force (STF) of NF Railway (NFR) seized contraband foreign cigarettes worth of Rs 12 lakh, while being loaded on Tripura Sundari Express..
The Special Task Force (STF) of Commercial Department of N.F. Railway last night seized huge quantity of contraband foreign cigarettes (11,960 packets) worth approximately Rs 12 Lakhs while being loaded on Tripura Sundari Express at Lumding railway station. This is the second major success of the Task Force within one month of its formation.
Acting on specific information, the STF team led by Asst. Commercial Manager D.J. Barman, conducted search in the train.
It may be mentioned that , Earlier the STF had seized foreign-made cigarettes worth Rs. 5.5 lakh while being transported illegally in 15646 Guwahati – Lokmanya Tilak Terminas Express on 18th August at Guwahati Railway station. On that occasion, the team apprehended five persons for trying to transport the goods with false declaration in the Parcel Way Bill.
Commercial Department had for the first time in N. F. Railway formed the Special Task Force (STF) on 13th August, 2019 as a part of a special initiative for clean and transparent working.
The STF team not only checks ticketless travel, activities of touts and false declaration of goods being transported but also keeps close vigil on child abuse and human trafficking in railway premises.
The team will also sensitize the frontline railway staff in dealing with passengers and ensure proper payment by contractors of Commercial Department to their staff.