4,000 cartridges recovered from Ambala rly station

Ambala (Haryana): The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Wednesday recovered 4,000 cartridges kept in eight boxes near the parcel yard of Ambala Cantt railway station.

Acting on a tip-off, a GRP team led by SP Hardeep Singh Doon conducted checking in the yard and recovered the ammunition, GRP sources said, adding the consignment was booked for Meerut from Karnal.

The boxes were unloaded at Ambala so that it could be dispatched to Meerut.

The consignment was sent through Malwa Express train and was meant to be loaded in some Meerut-bound train, they said, adding that it was suspected to have been booked by a Karnal-based armoury firm.

A case under various provisions of the Arms Act has been registered against unidentified persons.

This is the second such haul at the railway station after 5 kg RDX was recovered from an abandoned car in a parking area last year.