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Silver, cash seized from railway passenger

Staff Reporter

Case charged for bringing precious metal evading tax

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Illegal entry: Silver ornaments and bullion seized by the Railway Protection Force from a passenger at the Kollam railway station on Wednesday.

KOLLAM: Silver ornaments and bullion silver worth Rs.11.21 lakh and Rs.1.52 lakh in cash were seized by the crime wing of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) from a transit passenger at the Kollam railway station early in the morning on Wednesday. The passenger, A. Jayakannan, a native of Salem in Tamil Nadu, was taken into custody and was released later.

RPF inspector P. Sreekumar said that since Mr. Jayakannan was carrying the silver ornaments and bullion without any documents, the case was handed over to the Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) of the State government.

The value of the seizure was assessed by a team led by CTD Assistant Commissioner (Intelligence) A. Kamaruddin.

Mr. Kamaruddin said Mr. Jayakannan had been issued notice to provide the source of the silver ornaments and bullion seized from him within three days. If not, these would be confiscated.

Prima facie, the case is that he had brought the precious metal into the State, evading tax. The cash he carried was handed over to the RPF and the force handed it back to the passenger since, under the rules, a person can carry up to Rs.1.60 lakh in cash without any documents on its source, Mr. Sreekumar said.

Mr. Jayakannan was on his way to Kottayam. He had alighted at Kollam after arriving by the Nagercoil-Mangalore Ernad Express at 5.30 a.m. Since that train goes via Alappuzha, he alighted at Kollam to catch Venad Express for Kottayam.

Though the bag he was carrying was small, the RPF team noted he was carrying it with much difficulty and that aroused suspicion.

The seizure was made by an RPF team comprising sub inspector Radhakrishna Pillai and head constables M. Abdul Aziz and Roykutty A.

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