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Blog Entry# 1956903  
Posted: Aug 09 2016 (22:01)

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Aug 09 2016 (21:16)   Robbers cut open roof of train coach, steal Rs 5.78 crore

Hareesh Mangalam*^~   1190 news posts
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Robbers cut open the roof of one of the coaches of a train from Salem to Chennai that was carrying money from the RBI for the banks, and made away with around Rs 5.78 crore on Monday night.
The Reserve Bank of India was transporting Rs 342 crore from Salem to Chennai on three special coaches attached to the No 11064 Salem-Chennai Egmore Express train. The train left Salem at 9pm on Monday night and reached Chennai around 4pm on Tuesday. The currencies were kept in 226 boxes.
The officials opened one of
the coaches when the train reached Chennai Egmore. They found that some of the boxes had been tampered with and currencies were strewn around. They found a 2x2 feet hole on the top of the coach.
RBI sources said the robbers opened the boxes through the hole and escaped with money worth Rs 5.78 crore.
The Railway Protection Force have registered a case and are investigating.

Aug 09 2016 (22:01)
विश्व नाथ*   16775 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
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What a bizarre incident !

Aug 09 2016 (22:10)
Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3930 blog posts   43142 correct pred (78% accurate)
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I think some Railway staff too could be involved in this. Else, how would the robbers get to the top of the coach to cut open the roof, possibly in a station or when the train is stationary?

Aug 09 2016 (22:42)
DhnEcr~   5554 blog posts
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Smart robbery

Aug 09 2016 (23:36)
Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3930 blog posts   43142 correct pred (78% accurate)
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but it is not clear whether the robbers knew that the currency notes were old/damaged and whether the effort was worth the risk

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