Case against suspects as SBP’s Rs5m goes missing from train in Bahawalpur

Published February 18, 2021
The case has been registered under section 380 of PPC on the complaint  of Tanveer Hussain. ─ Wikimedia Commons/File
The case has been registered under section 380 of PPC on the complaint of Tanveer Hussain. ─ Wikimedia Commons/File

BAHAWALPUR: The Sammsatta railway police have registered a case against unidentified suspects a couple of days after Rs5 million currency notes of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) went missing from a goods train.

The case has been registered under section 380 of PPC on the complaint of Tanveer Hussain, an employee of the Pakistan Security Printing Press (PSPP), Karachi.

The amount was allegedly stolen from the locked cash boxes of the PSPP at the Sammasatta railway station on the night of Feb 10. The goods train 501-Up was carrying several cash boxes containing SBP consignment of millions of rupees and prize bonds from Karachi to Faisalabad under strict security measures by police personnel but thieves managed to unseal the wagon and unlock the two boxes at the Sammasatta railway yard.

The complainant alleged that when the cash was checked before unloading in Faisalabad, Rs5 million were missing. He said on the night of occurrence when the goods train was standing at the Sammasatta railway yard, an unidentified motorcyclist at 4am had appeared from the control room and he suspected that man. He said police officials Siddique and Allah Rakha of Sammsatta police were supposed to protect the money.

SHO Malik Fayyaz said that on the basis of FIR, the investigation would be initiated and the officials responsible for the theft would be proceeded against.

Published in Dawn, February 18th, 2021

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