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Rs 5.75 crore stolen from RBI’s ‘money train’

Currency notes worth Rs 5.75 crores, belonging to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), was stolen from a train from Salem to Chennai on Monday night. The RBI was transporting Rs 342 crore worth used currency notes from Salem to Chennai on three special coaches of Salem-Chennai Egmore Express train

As per the senior officials from the railways have informed that the robbers had entered the coach through a hole in the roof of one of the coaches where currency boxes were kept.

P Vijayakumar, Railway police SP pointed out that the currency notes worth Rs 342 crore were being transported by the RBI Salem to Chennai on three special coaches of Salem-Chennai Egmore Express train.
On Monday night, at around 9 pm, the train had left Salem station and reached Chennai Egmore at 4 am on Tuesday. The incident came to light when the RBI officials opened the coaches of the train.

“There were 226 boxes of currency notes. The robbers made a 2×2 feet hole on the roof of the coach and entered through it. The case is being probed by multiple agencies,” Vijayakumar said.

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