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Not Rs 2 crore, clothes found in suitcases

mumbai Updated: May 10, 2011 00:48 IST
HT Correspondent

When Central Railway officials opened the two suitcases found in the cloakroom of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) on Monday, they found only clothes as opposed to the Rs 2 crore cash that an anonymous caller had told them about.

The suitcases had been deposited in the cloakroom on April 28 and April 29 and belonged to two separate passengers.

According to the rules of the cloakroom, the railways have to wait for a period of 30 days before opening any unclaimed baggage deposited there.

Government Railway Police (GRP) officers said that every bag in the cloakroom belonged to a bonafide passenger and therefore could not be opened without their consent.

Despite this, railway officials opened the two suitcases to verify their contents around 3pm on Monday and conducted a panchnama.

The suitcases were opened in the presence of GRP officers and income tax officials.

“While one suitcase contained children's clothes including a school uniform, the other contained clothes of a young man,” a Central Railway press release stated.